Fundamentals of Information Systems

8th Edition
Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305082168
Chapter 9, Problem 8DQ
Textbook Problem

Briefly discuss the potential for cyberterrorism to cause a major disruption in your daily life. What are some likely targets of a cyberterronst? What sort of action could a cyberterrorist take against these targets?

Program Plan Intro

Describe in brief the potential for cyberterrorism to cause a major disruption in your daily life. Mention some likely targets of a cyberterrorist and the sort of action that cyberterrorist could take against these targets.

Explanation of Solution

Cyberterrorism is an act of intimidating government organizations or civilian population to disable critical information infrastructure such as transportation, energy, telecommunication, banking and finance with the use of information technology for the political, religious or ideological gains.

Cyber terrorism can cause major disruption in one's daily life as it causes mentally stress as well as physical loss in the form of money, land or infrastructure. Cyber terrorists can hack into individuals bank accounts and steal their money, they can cause disruption in the transportation system or medical services which can immensely affect a person's day to day life. Any loss to the government organization is directly linked with the civilians as these organization's runs completely on the money of civilians which they provide in the form of taxes.

Cyberterrorism can be done from any location in world and can target any institution that is running on technology. These attacks can cause critical damage to the infrastructure and turn down the peace of any country. Some of the likely targets of cyberterrorism are mentioned as follows:

  1. Banking industry: Cyber terrorists can highjack the transaction system of banks and can make fraudulent transactions to steal money from the banks...

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