The Use of the Internet by Terrorist Organizations

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 34 (2015)

Keywords:

communication, cyber attacks, cyberterrorism, Internet, propaganda, Terrorism, terrorist organizations

Abstract:

Human life progress has successfully defined multiple epochs’ evolution with specific peculiarities. Today we live in the modern digital era, numerous computer devices, services and networks are actually significant. At the same time, these new science and technology achievements are rated both as good and bad for their users. The digital progress is however visible for the terrorist organizations. The paper focuses on selected illustrations of Internet technologies use by terrorist organizations. Special discussion emphases are given to: (i) terrorist organizations radicalization of young people; (ii) spreading propaganda; (iii) internal communication, training, planning, coordination and terrorist acts committing.
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