December 05, 2002
On virtual terrorism versus real-world terrorism

Mike Butcher wrote: Cyber hype:

As hackers and security consultants gathered last week for Dublin's Hivercon conference, a newer and simpler argument was aired: that it is far easier to be a real-world terrorist than a virtual-world one. [...]

"It's a lot easier to blow up a pipeline in the middle of nowhere than it is to hack your way in over a computer terminal," he says. "A single car bomb in the right place in Wall Street, in conjunction with the events of 9/11, would have taken out the US financial system. Not a hack."

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