The Overhyped Cyberterror Threat

from the not-such-a-big-deal dept

Here’s another article talking about how the threat of cyberterrorism is probably overhyped. There appears to be no proof anywhere that terrorists are looking to attack us electronically. More importantly, the really important computer systems that could do physical damage aren’t easy to connect to – they’re not connected to the internet in any way. At best, a cyberattack is likely to just cause major annoyances for most people. The best quote in the article: “I just can’t imagine some lieutenant going back to Osama bin Laden and saying, ‘We’ve struck terror in people’s hearts — Yahoo! was inaccessible for over an hour.'”

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