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December 11, 2003

Be afraid. Be very afraid. The world currently has little defence against cyberterrorists, an expert has warned at WSIS.

"Anybody can be a cyberterrorist and hack into your system to find out how good the defences are. It is pretty scary," said Dr Eduardo Gelbstein.

Dr Gelbstein claimed the power cuts that swept the USA, Britain, Denmark and Italy in August and September last year were caused by a domino effect, triggered by the failure of ICT equipment that controls the US power system.

It was, he said, an alarming demonstration of how easily a cyberterrorist could bring life grinding to a halt by hacking into the relevant systems.

The solution? Lots of planning and security systems, apparently.
Erin Dean @ December 11, 2003 12:37 PM | TrackBack

Comments (2)
But cyberterrorists are also planning...Developers of security systems must be first. It is the world problem!
LM @ December 12, 2003 08:28 PM
–°yberterrorism it is a rather serious problem. BUT in the greater degree it is important for the companies. On statistics of attack on PS are made seldom enough. But if the user all the same wants to protect itself from this danger, today exists much enough brandmauers, which can prevent —Āyberterrorism
Wizard @ December 12, 2003 10:36 PM

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