CYBER TERRORISM ON THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL NETWORKING: A THREAT TO GLOBAL SECURITY




Abstract:
In recent years, an increasing problem attracting expert attention has been the “dark side of surfing the Internet” or “Dark net” or “Deep Web”. It is estimated that this “digital underground” is much bigger than the Internet itself and that hackers, criminals, terrorists, paedophiles can completely freely carry out their illegal activities. Cyber space is very suitable for various terrorist activities and operations, as it provides a facility for secure communications at a very low cost, while social networks can be used by terrorists as a psychological weapon. Cyber terrorism is a modern form of terrorism, which connects two great fears of modern times: the virtual space and terrorist activity. Most of the terrorist groups use three basic methods: physical attack, electronic attack and the attack on the computer networks. Based on the characteristics of cyber terrorism, it is possible to reconstruct the criminological dimensions of terrorist attacks in cyberspace. International legislative made great efforts in order to effectively counter fight cyber terrorism both on international as well as on member states level, emphasizing the interstate and intergovernmental cooperation on three parallel levels: international organizations, multilateral and multinational platforms and regional action.

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V. Vilić, “Cyber Terrorism on The Internet and Social Networking: A Threat to Global Security,” in Sinteza 2017 - International Scientific Conference on Information Technology and Data Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2017, pp. 68-73. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2017-68-73

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Vilić, V. (2017). Cyber Terrorism on The Internet and Social Networking: A Threat to Global Security. Paper presented at Sinteza 2017 - International Scientific Conference on Information Technology and Data Related Research. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2017-68-73

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