India is facing new challenges in dealing with Muslim militants who apparently are using cybercrime as part of their efforts at spreading terrorism. A group of extremists hacked into an Internet connection to claim responsibility for a new round of deadly bomb attacks. Mumbai police’s anti-terrorism squad said the company’s wireless network was unsecured and had been hacked the third time in as m any months. One email sent before the blasts in the western city of Ahmedabad in July originated from the hacked wireless connection of a US national working in the city. Another email that threatened police was linked back to a college in the city.
We most probably are living in the early years of what eventually will become a major factor in crime on this planet. The use by extremists of the Internet will only increase and become more deadly in the years ahead.