cyber terrorism is the biggest threat for India today.
"The next big war that the country may have to wage against terror will be on the Internet. The network infrastructure of the country may be attacked any time. Social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Orkut and Myspace may also pose a threat”.
"Pakistani cyber criminals deface nearly 60 Indian websites a day, but in return only 10 to 15 Pakistani websites are defaced. It has been going on since 2001. India may be the IT capital of the world, but as far as security issues are concerned the country is lagging far behind” -Ankit Fadia
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The Cyber Terrorist will make certain that the population of a nation will not be able to eat, to drink, to move, or to live.
The people charged with the protection of their nation will not have warning, and will not be able to shut down the terrorist, since that Cyber Terrorist is relatively hard to locate and could be on the other side of the world or sitting at a personal computer in your public library.
Remotely accessing the processing control systems of a cereal manufacturer, changing the levels of iron supplement, and sicken and kill the children of a nation enjoying their food. That Cyber Terrorist will then perform similar remote alterations at a processor of infant formula.
Morningstar Inc.'s Canadian subsidiary is being forced to spend thousands of dollars on a security audit to reassure users about the safety of its investment-research Web site after a hacker claimed that he had broken into the unit's servers and accessed confidential customer information.
Using Denial of Service Attacks as their primary weapon
What are International Agencies Role in Cyber Terrorism Defense:
An organization called Interpol created in 1923, is a very significant force on the international level. With its headquarters in Lyon, France, Interpol has 178 member countries which makes it the second largest international organization only to United Nations.
Interpol serves as a link between law enforcement agencies of member countries.
It is known as the world’s police, and its mission statement is: To be the world’s pre-eminent police organization in support of all organizations, authorities, and services whose mission is preventing, detecting and suppressing crime.
India-U.S. joint working group works together to counter terrorism of all kinds.
These groups have aided in the increase of countries’ exchange of information, strengthen investigative cooperation, facilitate the signing of mutual legal assistance treaties, and accomplish several other significant anti-terrorist agreements.
These groups also introduced a bilateral cyber security forum, specially focusing on cyber terrorism issues and information security