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Russia: all to fight cyber terrorism!

Date: April 14, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Ludmila Goroshko

ZAPOROZHYE (CCRC) - Nowadays, cyberterrorism may cause significantly more damage than any usual explosive device, Dmitri Frolov, representative of the Information Security Center of FSB (Federal Security Service) said on the parliamentary session "Actual Problems of Legislative Provision of Fight Against Terrorism" in the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

Now cyberterrorism can cause significantly more damage than any usual explosive device. But it is hard to distinguish cyber terrorism from information warfare", he said. For example, a breakdown of computer control systems of armed forces and arms may lead to unpredictable cosequences, he noted.

The most unprotected systems in view of cyber attacks are information systems of state and military management. The first cyberterrorists' attacks on computer systems were fixed late in 90-s, Frolov said.

He also marked out that now almost all radical organizations have websites on the Internet. In particular, these sites give recipes of explosive materials in details.

"At present, international terrorists, including Chechen separatists, actively use existing information sources to put into practice terrorist sabotage. Especially they solve informational and financial problems, provide communication, plan acts of terrorism and also exercise control of their units", he emphasized.

Taking into account all these threats and also after large-scale terrorist acts in the USA, in most countries projects are created or are being realized at present. These programs are destined to confer emergency powers to national special services in order to control information systems.

There is a complex of legal problems in this field in Russia now. All these issues demand new federal laws and legal acts directed to fight against cyber terrorism, the FSB representative said.

He also noted that FSB has already developed and passed to the State Duma propositions to improve law in field of fighting cyber terrorism.
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2004-04-29 03:15:44 - wow separatists,that's like deep samus
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