Cyber Caliphate, the digital army claiming to be a hackers group funded by ISIS has declared that it is going to target Britain’s critical national infrastructure early this year. While its soldiers continue to focus on low tech attacks in Europe, the organization seems to be eyeing the larger government agencies such as airports, railways, power plants and financial centers.
As Britain happens to be the only country to provide £ 600 billion worth government insurance against cyber attacks to all organizations operating in its region, the Islamic State wants to challenge it to the core in this year.
Until the year 2015, the ISIS lacked the sophistication to mount high level of cyber attacks against military, economic and financial centers. But in 2018 and by the end of 2020, the said terror organization is said to pick up its pace in the cyber landscape and is said to launch cyber attacks of any range.
According to a Reuter’s news post published in early December’17, the Caliphate run by the Islamic Terrorists were busy recruiting young and well educated and experienced students from Indonesia, Mexico, India, Malaysia, and Tunisia.
The plan is to gather strength and launch cyberattacks on the digital infrastructure of developed western countries like America, Canada, and the UK.
Cyber Security expert Dr. Ian Batten, of Birmingham University, said that previously terrorists used to need bombs to cause catastrophic damage. But they now target the cyber world which can create a large disturbance both financial and on a political note.
Hope, the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) of GCHQ is listening and has his weapons on guard to thwart any kind of cyber attacks on its National Infrastructure.