Efforts to track attacks
show a breadth of cybertargets and attack
methodologies, and demonstrate the vulnerability of electronic infrastructures.
A heart attack
is a frightening event--you probably don't want to think about it.
We now know that measuring inflammation--which we can do with a simple blood test--may help physicians determine who among their patients is more prone to have a heart attack
What the Alphabet Bomber failed to accomplish in the '70s--commit a major attack
with a weapon of mass destruction and thereby usher in a new age of terrorism--the Japanese religious cult Aum Shinryko succeeded in doing in the '90s.
Consider a single bioterror attack
that infects a proportion p of an exposed population of size N at time [tau] = 0, such that the initial number of infected is [I.
You can assimilate among the people, and then attack
with an element of surprise that has an incredible and devastating shock value," explains Magnus Ranstorp, director of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St.
Intrusion detection systems are not designed to prevent attacks
or damage, only to alert administrators that there appears to be an attack
The bottom line is that women who have a heart attack
may not all be the same," says Vaccarino.
Such domestic incidents as the October 1995 attack
on an Amtrak line in Arizona have highlighted the threat, while overseas, such incidents as the March 1995 poison gas attack
in the Tokyo subway underscore the ability to target a large number of innocent victims.
They will, instead, change the point of attack
to more favorable areas by exploiting "negative" space.
But surely, you may say, in this age of technical intelligence, of electronic surveillance, of spy satellites alerting us to the enemy's every move, surprise attack
is a thing of the past.
By utilizing multiple methods of attack
and self-propagation, blended threats can spread rapidly and cause widespread damage.