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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the spread of cyberterrorism attacks

Zulhuda, Sonny (2021) Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the spread of cyberterrorism attacks. Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition Website.

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Since the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in March 2020 that the new coronavirus (COVID-19) became a global pandemic, increased caution and care have been given to contain its spread. Some have used websites to obtain more information about the pandemic, while others have been busy sharing messages on social media. E-activities such as online meetings, distance learning, or sharing video clips have become new habits, especially during the lockdown period imposed by many countries. With the increasing fear and social anxiety of the pandemic, in addition to the strict lockdown procedures, this panic has given rise to dangerous and illogical behavior, including cyberspace security. Hundreds of millions of people have had to work or study from home. Cyberspace has become a tempting space for hackers and cyberterrorists to corrupt everything. This is confirmed by the news and reports which stated that many abusive practices and cyberattacks emerged in cyberspace during the pandemic. WHO indicated that the number of cyberattacks that targeted international bodies had increased five times last April. Cyber threats in Malaysia reached over 80%, while the number of cyberattacks in Indonesia reached 88 million attacks from January to April 2020. India stated that the number of security cyberattacks supported by government bodies targeting countries had increased during this period. All this news confirm that the COVID-19 crisis is a major cause of the spread of cyberattacks.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 6473/89762
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyberterrorism, Covid-19, Pandemic, Corona, Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE7601 Telecommunication and industry. Telegraph
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP3738 Military law
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
U Military Science > U Military Science (General) > U102 Islamic Military
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Sonny Zulhuda
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 09:40
Last Modified: 10 May 2021 09:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89762

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