Cyberterrorism and Cyberwarfare

Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism is the use of Internet based attacks in terrorist activities, including acts of deliberate, large-scale disruption of computer networks, especially of personal computers attached to the Internet, by the means of tools such as computer viruses.

cyber-terrorism n : an assault on electronic communication networks [syn: {cyberwar}]

Cyberwarfare

Cyberwarfare refers to politically motivated hacking to conduct sabotage and espionage. It is a form of information warfare sometimes seen as analogous to conventional warfare, and in 2013 was, for the first time, considered a larger threat than Al Qaeda or terrorism, by many U.S.

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  • cyberterrorism: WordNet (r) 2.0

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