The influence of computers in our everyday lives cannot be
underestimated. The wealth of knowledge, comfort, and ease afforded to
the average individual is unparalleled in human history. Despite this,
there is a dark side that can threaten even the most casual user and
inflict incalculable damages.
Cyber terrorism is a controversial term with many conflicting
definitions. In short, cyber terrorism can be summarized as an act where
an individual with a malicious intent disrupts modern life through
illegal means. This is especially chilling since cyber terrorism is
increasing and becoming more and more dangerous as those with the
knowledge and ability to exploit the very fabric of modern civilization
grow more bold in their attacks.