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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2021, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2021.030115.

The Study of the Plight of Cyberterrorism and Its Way Out


Mingyang Gao1, Yingjie Dong2, Xueding Qiao3, Shuo Fan4

Corresponding Author:
Mingyang Gao

1School of International Relations, Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an 710000, China

2Shenzhen Academy of International Education, Shenzhen 518000, China

3Qingdao No.2 Middle School of Shandong Province, Qingdao 266001, China

4Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, Rabun Gap 30568, United States


After “9.11”, terrorist attacks have been increasingly relying on cyberspace, posing an im-minent threat to national security. This article introduces two types of cyberterrorism attack: target oriented and tool oriented. Target oriented attack means terrorists directly attack networking device, while tool oriented is the activity making use of Internet tools. Moreover, in the work, three counter-measures and five futures for cyberterrorism are also discussed. This article suggests that understand-ing cyberterrorism in a board sense, and do not underestimate the serious situation.


Cyberterrorism, Target oriented, Tool oriented, National security, Countermeasures

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Mingyang Gao, Yingjie Dong, Xueding Qiao, Shuo Fan. The Study of the Plight of Cyberterrorism and Its Way Out. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 1: 93-98. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2021.030115.


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