Cyberspace and Organized Crime: The New Challenges of the 21st Century

Document Type : Original Article


PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan


The Occidental Societies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cybernetic attacks due to their heavy reliance on computer and electronic systems and network fraud. Additionally, the Internet is an easily accessible medium through which any individual, while maintaining their anonymity, can perform a difficult act of linking virtually undetectable and difficult to smuggle, let alone achieve high-impact, striking directly and surprising the adversary. Therefore, the network is becoming “that ideal place” for delinquents and terrorists to carry out their official actions and activities. Although they have taken their battle to cyberspace, so have states beginning to employ this means to attack their enemies. Hence, cybercrime, cyber terrorism, and cyber warfare have become three major threats that seem to haunt Western societies. Therefore, in this article, we discussed the use of the network, terrorists, criminals, and the security of states, and the measures taken to avoid these attacks and activities crime as far as possible.


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