ABSTRACT

Botnets, Cybercrime, and Cyberterrorism: Vulnerabilities and Policy Issues for Congress [Updated November 15, 2007]   [open pdf - 260KB]

"Cybercrime is becoming more organized and established as a transnational business. High technology online skills are now available for rent to a variety of customers, possibly including nation states, or individuals and groups that could secretly represent terrorist groups. The increased use of automated attack tools by cybercriminals has overwhelmed some current methodologies used for tracking Internet cyberattacks, and vulnerabilities of the U.S. critical infrastructure, which are acknowledged openly in publications, could possibly attract cyberattacks to extort money, or damage the U.S. economy to affect national security."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32114
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2007-11-15
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