posted on Jan, 17 2003 @ 10:42 AM
An obscure report issued Dec. 21 by the Canadian Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Services raises the specter of a possible
future cyberattack by agents or sympathizers of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
The Canadian threat analysis of al-Qaeda's cybercapabilities concludes that although there have been no examples to date of cyberterrorist attacks
conducted by al-Qaeda, "Bin Laden's vast financial resources, however, would enable him or his organization to purchase the equipment and expertise
required for a cyberattack and mount such an attack in very short order."