• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Cybercrime and Society provides a clear, systematic, and critical introduction to current debates about cybercrime. It locates the phenomenon in the wider contexts of social, political, cultural, and economic change. It is the first book to draw upon perspectives spanning criminology, sociology, law, politics, and cultural studies to examine the whole range of cybercrime issues.

Political Hacking: From Hacktivism to Cyberterrorism
Political hacking: From hacktivism to cyberterrorism

Chapter 3 examines the following issues:

  • the development of hacking as a form of political resistance and protest;
  • the emerging debate about terrorist uses of hacking;
  • the ways in which hacking might enhance terrorists' abilities to achieve their goals;
  • the ways in which cyberterrorism is being constructed as part of the ‘war on terror’ in the wake of September 11 2001;
  • other ways, apart from hacking, in which the Internet may prove useful to terrorist organizations.
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