Security: Criminals teaching countries new tricks

The threat of cyber warfare is more apparent than ever, but is the real danger coming from terrorists, nation states or traditional cyber gangs, asks JJ Worrall.

31st March, 2012
Security: Criminals teaching countries new tricks
Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer, F-Secure: 'I can easily see why some people are unhappy'.

Mikko Hypponen said that one of the most important elements of being an expert on cyber warfare was the ability to think quickly in an airport.

'Exhibit A' being his 2012 presentation to the RSA conference, entitled 'Terrorist Groups in the Online World'.

The F-Secure chief research officer's work includes video examples of Iraqi propaganda, screen shots of terrorism blogs, as well as PDF versions of al-Qaeda lifestyle magazines that include handy articles such as 'The...

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