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2 Information Warfare and Internet Resources. Andrianova Maria Igorevna Saratov State University, Sociology Department, 4 year student.

3 Information Warfare and Internet Resources. 1. Terrorism and Information Warfare. 2. Internet peculiarities that make Information War effective in the Internet. 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception.

4 1. Terrorism and Information Warfare. "There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind." Napoleon Bonaparte Objectivities of any act of terrorism: -attraction of maximum attention of world community -violence -fear -political power -perpetrated against noncombatans -generation fear to the broader audience

5 1. Terrorism and Information Warfare. Irish Republican Army Spanish Basque ETA

6 1. Terrorism and Information Warfare. “Information warfare is the offensive and defensive use of information and information systems to deny, exploit, corrupt, or destroy, an adversary's information, information-based processes, information systems, and computer-based networks while protecting one's own”.

7 1. Terrorism and Information Warfare. Examples of Information War: - misinformation in the internet sites that are specialized on news, - public access to internet pages that contain aggressive and violent information, - computer viruses, spam, social engineering (identity theft), - hacking and downloading secret databases, and others.

8 1. Terrorism and Information Warfare. The Information War is waged on three levels personalcorporativeglobal

9 2. Internet peculiarities that make Information War effective in the Internet.

10 From the technical viewpoint, the Internet is a network of networks, “informational superhighway”. From the social aspect, Internet is a cultural phenomenon, similar to book printing, radio, television.

11 2. Internet peculiarities that make Information War effective in the Internet. Polyphonic quality of the Internet, on the one hand, is a democratic access to the information; on the other hand, it is often a tool of manipulation.

12 2. Internet peculiarities that make Information War effective in the Internet. Washington Post reporter Brian MacWilliams for almost a year supported the site that had used to belong to a terrorist organization from Pakistan.

13 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception. Sociological survey.

14 –40% of respondents use Internet every day, –52,5% use Internet through home PC, and 30% use Internet at the educational institution, –53,8% of respondents have used Internet for 3- 4 years, 21% - over 4 years, –40% of respondents surf Internet during 2 hours daily as a rule, 33,8% of respondents stay in Internet for an hour or less.

15 Information Warfare in the students’ perception. %Information Terrorists are: more 50couldn’t answer this question 12,5mass-media with lack of principles 11,3 people who get information by illegal methods and use it to their own purposes 9the authors of computer viruses otherthemselves, hackers, spammers,Bill Gates

16 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception. Spam is the mass unapproved posting of messages without agreement of receivers by or other methods of personal exchanging the information. ( ) January 2002 Every 199 th contained spam December 2002 Every 8 th contained spam

17 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception. Sociological survey.

18 41,3% of respondents have suffered from computer viruses being uncontrollably downloaded from Internet. 58,7% of respondents haven’t experienced such problems.

19 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception. Sociological survey. ■ 53,8% of respondents think that it isn’t necessary to set up any kind of control in Internet. ■ 30% of respondents believe that it will be good if there is some supervisory organization responsible for that.

20 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception. Sociological survey. -The most part of students do not realize the meaning of information terror. -Young users don’t understand that invisible methods of information terror can manipulate theirs perceptions and change their opinions and ideology. -If they don’t know the enemy, they cannot resist or fight him. They are potential victims of information terror.

21 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception. Pornographic and sexual child exploitation via Internet. 65% of sexual solicitation via Internet happened in chats cases 1500 cases ???

22 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception. Democratic states High communication compactness More terrorists acts Dictatorship countries Low communication compactness No terrorists acts

23 3. Information Warfare in the students’ perception. FBI gives another definition of cyber war: “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

24 Summary Students mentioned as Information Terrorists : ● unprincipled mass-media, ● authors of computer viruses, ● themselves, ● hackers, ● spammers, ● Bill Gates Students didn’t mention informational terrorists who can influence their mind by invisible methods of Information warfare. The most part of students don’t realize the meaning of information terror.

25 Thank you!!!


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