Is a Jihadi Cyber Attack on the prowl?

US President Donald Trump has pronounced a latest executive order which imposes a temporary ban on refugees and populace from 7 Muslim Nations into the United States. But experts say that pretty soon a Jihadi Cyber Attack may be launched by extremists group to retaliate the new law.

Guillaume Poupard, Head of France’s Digital Security Services ANSSI, believes that digital attacks will obviously increase on critical infrastructure of America. And they could easily paralyze the power grids and transit systems if law enforcement forces fail to take precautionary measures.

Analysts fear that groups such as ISIS may not have the technical proficiency in launching such attacks. But they have the capabilities to hire someone else to the job.

Mr. Poupard warned that intermediaries on the dark web may be employed to launch Jihadi Cyber Attacks in coming weeks.

Retired Pakistani General Raheel Sharif who spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland said that cyberterrorism is a real threat to entire mankind. And if left unattended could pose a serious threat.

Raheel added that the latest executive order in America could trigger unnecessary chaos in the entire world. He concurred with the views of Mr. Poupard published in Daily Mail and said that the law enforcement forces in America should be ready for anything & everything in coming days.

In the meantime, Theresa May and Donald Trump have vowed to launch a string of cyber attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to “ eradicate” the extremist group from its roots.

According to Sunday Telegraph, the pair in their recent meeting at the White House discussed on things which could help Mr. Trump fulfill his election pledge of eradicating the jihadists from the face of the earth.

As a very first move, Britain and America have decided to take down all the extremist content of the web that radicalizes youngsters. This includes content published on Youtube and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

And as per our sources, Donald Trump will make a call to Russian President Vladimir Putin in this week to discuss this issue of tackling ISIL and other issues related to terror.

A video conference with the Russian President was actually due on Saturday i.e. January 28th, 2017. But for some reasons, the White House officials canceled it at the last minute. More details are awaited!

Let’s hope, Mr. Trump succeeds in all his efforts to eradicate terrorism from the face of the earth. It was actually on his 2016 US Polls agenda.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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