By CXOtoday Staff
Dec 17, 2008
Fadia, a widely recognized computer security guru and cyber terrorism
expert said cyber terrorism is more dangerous than any other form of
According to him, many countries these days rely heavily on their
computers and related technology to carry out daily activities. He said
cyber terrorism can involve attacks on computers that can make them
inaccessible for weeks and intrusions into unauthorized sensitive
personal data such as the bank accounts.
Fadia gave the example of a heavily technology-dependent eastern
European country - Estonia, who recently implored NATO to take a
position against cyber terrorism after accusing Russia of cyber
terrorism against them. "Estonia is a small country, but imagine if it
was India. The situation is unimaginable," he said.
Even though India is a highly developed nation, police and security
agencies are ill equipped. According to Fadia, cyber cops of various
state police departments are not aware of even basics of cyber security
and cited an example of a constable said to have enquired where the
Internet building is located.
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