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Cyber Terrorism: How Insurance Can Help Mitigate Damages

This entry is part of 24 in the series Data Security

What is Cyber Terrorism?

Cyber terrorism is a politically-motivated attack against computers and data. These attacks are intended to be disruptive and advance the attackers’ political or religious stance. Acts of cyber terrorism result in a total or partial interruption of a computer system. Unlike cyber extortion, the hacker isn’t asking for any sort of ransom in cyber terrorism situations.

Examples of Cyber Terrorism

  • Sophisticated network attacks to gain access to sensitive data and high-value business information
  • Viruses and worms that are maliciously designed to disrupt, damage and attack an electronic infrastructure
  • Hacks to collect personally-identifiable information which can be used to steal identities

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