What is Cyber Terrorism? - Definition, Cases & Examples


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Cyber terrorism is a form of terrorism involving:

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1. GameOverZeus is a _____, which is a sophisticated piece of software that is illegally inserted into a computer in order to spy on the user.

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of cyber terrorism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is cyber terrorism? You can discover how much knowledge you possess regarding this act of terrorism, examples of it and its consequences thanks to the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Work through this assessment to see what you know about:

  • What cyber terrorism involves
  • When you are vulnerable to a cyber attack
  • Examples of cyber terrorism
  • An agency that detailed major cyber terrorism attacks on the U.S. by various groups
  • What GameOverZeus is

Skills Practiced

If you work through these materials, you can practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on cyber terrorism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about when people are susceptible to cyber attacks and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about examples of cyber terrorism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this crime, What is Cyber Terrorism? - Definition, Cases & Examples is a lesson you can use any time. With this lesson, you will cover the following objectives:

  • Pin down why people engage in cyber terrorism
  • Analyze historic examples of cyber attacks
  • Determine why cyber terrorism should be taken seriously