Cyberterrorism: In cyberspace they can't hear you scream
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 22/04/2008 04:07
It's been dubbed "cybergeddon", the "digital mushroom cloud".
What would happen if well-organised hackers - criminal syndicates, agents of hostile nation-states or terrorists - disabled the computer networks that sustain the critical infrastructure of modern societies?
For Michael Chertoff, the head of the US Department of Homeland Security, the threat is real, and likely to get worse. And he's not shy of offering some alarming examples of how such a devastating attack could unfold.
To read the Fairfax newspaper's article in full, see www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/04/18/1208629703933.html or www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/04/18/1208629703933.html.