A Study on Psychology of Cyber Terrorists and How Cyber Terrorism Pose a threat to the National Security with special reference to Women’s Safety

  • Jaisri Y.R.,
  • Harini C. and Suthiksha Suresh
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  • Jaisri Y.R.

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

  • Harini C.

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

  • Suthiksha Suresh

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

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Cyber terrorism is a growing threat to national security, and understanding the psychology of cyber terrorists is critical to developing effective strategies for preventing and countering their activities. This paper reviews the various factors that may contribute to the mindset of cyber terrorists, including political ideology, group identity, revenge, power and control, attention-seeking behavior, and psychological disorders. By understanding the motivations and beliefs of cyber terrorists, policymakers and law enforcement agencies can develop targeted interventions and strategies to prevent cyber attacks and disrupt the networks that support them. Some of the current issues in cyber terrorism include ransomware attacks , social engineering attacks , cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, attacks on the internet of things. As technology continues to improve and evolve , new threats are likely to emerge , making it important for organizations to stay vigilant and take steps to protect their systems and data . The paper also examines the ways in which cyber terrorism poses a threat to national security, including its potential impact on critical infrastructure, the economy, and public safety. The main objectives of this paper is to understand the psychology of cyber terrorists, to evaluate current cyber laws and their efficiency and to observe ways in which they pose a threat to national security. Understanding the psychology of cyber terrorists can be useful in developing strategies to prevent and counter their activities. For example, interventions that address underlying psychological issues or that offer alternative means of achieving political or social goals may be effective in reducing the likelihood of cyber attacks. Finally, the paper explores the legal and ethical implications of combating cyber terrorism, highlighting the need for international cooperation and respect for human rights in efforts to prevent and punish these crimes. A doctrinal method of research is carried on and the resources are taken from books and journals . Overall, this paper provides a comprehensive overview of the psychology of cyber terrorists and the ways in which cyber terrorism poses a threat to national security, offering insights and recommendations for addressing this growing threat.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 1903 - 1919

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115596

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