House Financial Services

Topic 1. In her testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Lillian Ablon
of the RAND Corporation made the point that as of today, cyber terrorism is largely
theoretical. While there have been significant cases of hacktivism and terrorists have
used technology and the Internet to further terrorist activities, there have been few, if any,
publicly reported cases of terrorists using the Internet to carry out attacks.
Academic Level : Bachelor
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Select an attack and discuss whether or not it should be considered an act of cyber terrorism. If it is considered
a terrorist attack, discuss why. If not, explain how this attack would be characterize.
A malware attack on the electric grid in the northeastern United states resulting in 300,000 customers being
without power for five hours.

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