Cyberwar and Cyberterror — New and Unwelcome Companions in Publishing and Culture
Hacking, denial-of-service attacks, and other acts of cyberterror and cyberwar have been with us for years, but are becoming more common as more disenfranchised countries and factions come online and gain the skills to perpetrate hacking attacks. Retailers like Target, Home Depot, and TJ Maxx were famously hacked in order to gain credit card numbers, while banks and other financial institutions have been hacked for monetary gain.
But theft isn't the only motivation. Increasingly, politics is becoming a motivation, from Wikileaks to Edward Snowden.