Cyber terror attacks from far-left activists increasing: Study

Cyberterrorism is outpacing physical attacks among far-left groups — such as animal rights and environmental activists — who are passionate about their cause but do not want directly to harm humans, a study has found.

According to researchers from Michigan State University in the US cyberattacks happen more often and can cause greater destruction than physical terrorist attacks.

“Little work has been done around the use of the internet as an attack space,” said Thomas Holt, professor of criminal justice at Michigan State.

“If we don’t get a handle understanding them now, we won’t fully understand the scope of the threats today and how to prevent larger mobilisation efforts in the future,” said Holt. Read More

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