VIRTUAL THREAT OR REAL DANGER - CYBER TERRORISM THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE MOST EXPOSED CASE STUDIES
The mystery called cyber terrorism is far than just interesting to follow given the fact that it is dynamic, constantly modifies, changes the appearance forms, changes modus operandi, penetrates into areas that are crucial for the survival of the states themselves. The information invention is being abused for launching new unscrupulous wars, spreading xenophobic messages, stealing money, stealing stock exchanges, insider information ... Almost no end to the enormous list of fields of penetration, problems started right with this kind of modern crime. The need for its prevention and the requirement of international cooperation and assistance, is more than alarming and needet for results that, although not utopian, will at least be satisfactory.
Strangely, the issue of cyber crime and terrorism, although present in all countries, is still regulated differently. Which means different countries have a different system of regulation for dealing with this matter, as well as different legal incriminations. That's why a significant number of international documents had been adopted, and through them the world is trying to protect itself from cybercrime and cyber terrorism. But is their implementation at the state level as successful as expected? Is there a document with international force and global significance, in which all states would "be subdued" to protect themselves from digital terrorism?
This paper will mention the most exposed cyber attacks, analyzing them through case studies, but inevitably we must open the topic of the (non) existence of adequate legislation that will incriminate the new global virtual problem. Do we need a Digital Geneva Convention, and what would it actually mean?