First thing that comes in to mind when talking about phrases like “terrorist attack” is physical violence. There impact is so tormenting that they leave you with painful memories.
However, the intensity of terrorist attacks has become more frequent in the past decade with a massive decline in deaths. This is probably because the terrorists have now made way to a new way of fighting their battles: online hacking. Instead of the physically inflicting the targets, terrorists have now begin using technology as the virtual means for striking their targets. Unethical hackers know how to go after a person’s identity and his wallet as well. Considering how adept they are technically, they manage to steal credit card numbers, passwords, social security numbers, and much more that is par our understanding.
The most common trick followed by these “cyber terrorists” includes large-scale disruption of computer networks while bringing down the services. They manage to attack a country’s infrastructure by attacking the networks of banks and accessing confidential information. As per FBI, hackers are a major threat to US and have managed to replace terrorists. Experts have notified that for a hacker attacking on power, transport, or other critical systems, is merely a matter of time. The most recent attack by Cyber terrorists is attack over the CIA’s computers, French, British, and Israeli defense agencies. In the infograph below, you can have a look at some of the major attacks done by cyber terrorists.