The term Internet terrorism refers to any use of the Internet and World Wide Web for the purpose of promoting and advocating radical ideas and practices, particularly for recruiting, training, planning, and executing a horrific act of violence, against individuals or institutions, causing major property damage and severe psychosocial trauma. In contrast, cyberterrorism refers to the use of dangerous viruses, complex information technology, and advanced digital coding to launch a lethal viral attack against a network of computers of other establishments, companies, institutions, banks, military, universities, governments, or sensitive developing programs. The goal of any cyberspace attack would be to infect the target in a major way and to disrupt (if not completely destroy) its main operation for an extended period.

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