Internet Security And Cyber Attacks

Cyber weapons can prove to be extremely dangerous as the conventional attacks are and there is no such technology which can effectively save us from it. Expert leading of Internet security have raised issues which are of great concern for our cyber world. Eugene Kaspersky, who is better known as the founder of the leading anti-virus software developer Kaspersky Labs, recently said that the security and terrorism had drastically topped his list of high threats on the web ahead of the cyber crime, privacy violations and identity theft.

According to him, cyber weapons can damage any physical object as badly as any traditional weapon does. It is a very realistic scenario which is against any country because all the countries uses and manages things with the same systems. All it will take to end is some wrong people with their right motives. Cyber weapons like this could be easily used to attack any important infrastructure like the electricity grid and telecommunications of a country or even disrupt financial markets.

Kaspersky said in an interview that he feared that the Internet hacking groups such as the Anonymous Group use all their skills as a kind of “internet vandalism”, which could very easily provide the future seeds for the cyber terrorism, whether it is done willingly or through force by such militants. This raises great concern for our internet security. He also added that most of such hacktivists but not all of them are generally just following the orders from their leaders, also many of these leaders are very professional people and this makes its really dangerous. They can potentially grow to the terrorist level. He also pointed out that these types of weapons are extremely cheap to produce and it cannot be easily stopped with any technology short of redesigning the world’s industrial software programs. As you can see, security is very important.

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