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Security Experts Concerned About Cyber-Terrorism

Security analysts who specialize in tracking terrorist groups like al-Qaida are expressing increasing concern that such organizations may use cyber-terrorism as a way to launch attacks inside the United States and other countries. They warn that computers can be used to severely damage critical infrastructure and have the potential to cause widespread bloodshed. Security specialists say the United States and many other countries are now exposed to a host of terrorist threats from cyberspace, as the world’s most developed nations increasingly rely on millions of computer networks and the Internet to run critical infrastructure. A study released earlier this year by the White House says the primary concern is the danger of organized cyber attacks that could have devastating consequences for a wide variety of human and economic targets. Wayne Crews is the director of technology policy at the CATO Institute, a non-profit public-policy research foundation based in Washington. Full Story

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