Description: It is a crime in progress, a cyber-fraud network that moves with blistering efficiency between servers in England, criminals in Russia and victims around the globe. It is borderless, profitable and almost impossible to stop. It is the digital future of criminality.
Source: Globe and Mail
Date: Nov 24, 2010
But perhaps the scariest aspect of these networks of compromised computers isn’t their capacity to defraud users and Web sites. It is the fact that they are also the means by which much larger cyber-battles can be carried out — even between governments that are locked in a digital arms race.
At the birth of the Internet some 40 years ago, when the first bits of digital information flowed between two university computers in California, few could have envisioned what the communications network would one day become: the centre of the world’s business, social and educational interaction and one of the most important inventions in human history.
Questions for discussion:
- Who should protect Canadians and others from Cyber terrorism ? Explain?
- Should Canada be the cyber sleuths of the world like we are the peacekeepers in the real world?
- If Canada are not the cyber police, what country is positioned to take on this roll?