What is cyber terrorism?
Cyberterrorism is defined by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation as a deliberate attack on a computer system, computer data, programs, and other information for the sole purpose of violence against illegal agents and subnational groups. The main goal of cyber terrorism is to cause damage and destruction.
Cyberterrorism can be explained as internet terrorism. With the advent of the internet, individuals and groups are abusing anonymity to threaten individuals, specific groups, religions, ethnicities, or beliefs. Cyberterrorism can be roughly divided into three main categories:
Simple: This includes basic attacks including hacking a single system.
Advanced: These are more complex attacks and can involve hacking multiple systems and / or networks.
Complex: These are coordinated attacks that can have far-reaching effects and use sophisticated tools.