Chapter 17

Securing Cyberspace

Strategic Responses for a Digital Age

Andrew Staniforth

Cyber terror

When Metropolitan Police officers raided a flat in West London in October 2005, they arrested a young man, Younes Tsouli. The significance of this arrest was not immediately clear, but an investigation soon revealed that the Moroccan born Tsouli was the world’s most wanted “cyber terrorist.” In his activities Tsouli adopted the user name “Irhabi 007,” (Irhabi means terrorist in Arabic), and his activities grew from posting advice on the Internet on how to hack into mainframe computer systems to assisting those planning terrorist attacks. Tsouli trawled the Internet searching for home movies made by U.S. soldiers in the theaters of conflict in Iraq ...

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