Legislative support in fighting cyberterrorism
By Vladimir Golubev
Date: August 02, 2003
Extremist groupings, separatists use modern technologies for the propaganda and waging information wars. New forms of terrorism arise now. Cyberterrorism shows the interference in telecommunication system, unauthorised data modification^; and can impact the elements of National Critical Infrastructure^; it threatens to people life and social well-being.
The perfection of legislation and coordination of the efforts is one of the crucial factors in fighting cybercrime and cyberterrorism.
US Congress have passed the antiterrorist Law known as "Act of 2001" in six weeks after terrorist attacks to New York and Washington on September, 11, 2001. This law has expanded definition of the term "terrorism"^; it has created legislative concept of "cyberterrorism" and has related various forms of hacking, as well as damaging of the computer networks of citizens, juridical persons and the state departments.
European States' governments are in increase of effectiveness in fighting cybercrime. One of the priorities is the problem of legislative and organizational tools of Networks monitoring. Japan, France and Great Britain have already achieved significant success in this area.
Since July, 30 the Law of Ukraine « On bases of national security of Ukraine » has come into force. It describes 67 threats to national interests and safety of Ukraine, including cybercrime and cyberterrorism.
Computer Crime Research Center
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