Eugene Kaspersky: 10 Big Threats Changing Security

Cyberattacks Turn Into Cyberterrorism

Sooner or later, cyberattacks will be classified as terrorist attacks, Kaspersky said. An attack on businesses in South Korea destroyed the data on thousands of PCs. Recently, an incident in Moscow shut down speed cameras so police could collect no penalties, Kaspersky said. Attacks against systems that appear to be minor can grow to attacks against nuclear power plants, he said. Officials in Japan acknowledged that a nuclear power plant had systems infected by malware. Investigators later determined it was financially motivated malware, and not terrorism, Kaspersky said.

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