A Synopsis on Cyber Terrorism Dark Side of Cyber Space

Sidrah Jami
Amity Law School, Noida, India

Volume II – Issue II, 2020

Cyber Terrorism is one of the most alarming issue in India and across the world. The paper focuses on the concept of cyberterrorism and how it evolved so rapidly worldwide. Firstly, the paper pro-vides an introduction to the cyber warfare and cyberattacks and focuses on the evolution of cyber terrorism. Secondly, the paper emphasis on cyber-attack, definition of cyber terrorism and cyber threats which can be characterized as cyber espionage, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism and cyber-crime. Thirdly, the paper focuses on the modes of cyber terrorism like computer system, encrypted programs, satellites, worms and on reasons of growth of cyber terrorism. Fourthly, the paper focuses on cyber terrorism given under Section 66F of Information Technology Act 2002 and various other Indian Laws like the Indian Penal Code 1860. Fifthly, the paper deals with the challenges to the national security of India and the response of the government. The last section of the paper provides a conclusion and strategies for cyber defense to combat the issue of cyber terrorism all across the world.


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