Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Cybercrime *Not* Terrorism

From a thought-provoking interview with Bruce Schneier: "There are many possible Internet attacks, some of them affecting tens of thousands of computers. But they're not terrorism. We know what terrorism is. It's someone blowing himself up in a crowded restaurant, or flying an airplane into a skyscraper. It's not infecting computers with viruses, forcing air traffic controllers to route planes manually, or shutting down a pager network for a day. That spreads annoyance and irritation, not terror."