The Government and also the professionals of IT security have confirmed a significant increase in the cyber crimes in the existing situation. There is certainly increasing need between the authorities regarding the intrusions that are conducted by the cyber terrorists or some other terrorist agencies. This happens because of the potential loopholes in the security system as a whole.
But, what is Cyber Terrorism? Cyber terrorism is described as the terrorist acts which are committed by using computer resources and cyberspace. A GOOD cyber terrorist is a person who scares or compels the Government for fulfilling his / her interpersonal or political intentions. This is carried out by launching an attack through the computer networks. A common approach of this kind of attacks could be the spreading of false propaganda on the internet about a possible terror attack at the time of holidays or some festivals. Occasionally this kind of attack is actually carried out.
The e-commerce statistics show that if the internet is down for a single day the losses rise to billions of dollars. Not only is e-commerce affected but, the banking sector, authorizations of credit cards and other communication avenues are also affected. The list is endless. The amount of unfathomable information which is hampered is immeasurable. But, the amount of cyber terrorism correspondingly gets increased with the rise in the value of computer infrastructure. Leave aside the fiscal implications; the psychological impingement caused due to the turmoil is more damaging to the economy. The augmented reliance of the business houses, society and even the government on the internet, makes it the prime target for the terrorists for creating nuisance in the economy and the overall lives of the people.
There are some other methods too which are used by the cyber terrorists such as hacking which is channelized towards certain individuals or families. This is done by network groups which have the intention of troubling people and demonstrate their power. The primary intention of all such crimes is ruining the daily lives of the people, robberies and blackmailing etc. Cyber Terrorism is a big stigma on the society and hence, urgent measures are required for preventing it.