Author(s): Enes Bezdrob
Subject(s): Security and defense, Criminology, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Fakultet za kriminalistiku, kriminologiju i sigurnosne studije Univerziteta u Sarajevu
Keywords: Terrorism; internet; security; cyber space; special war;

Summary/Abstract: Reason for writing and research problem (s): In the first part of the paper, the way theoretical frame for the analysis of the “cyber terrorism” phenomenon was created, is problematized. The second part of the paper analyses the “virtual genius” phenomenon. This appearance is a specific product of indirect communication available on social networks. In the third part of the paper the author discuss the resilience of social groups to indoctrination that occurs in cyber space. Aims of the paper (scientific and/or social): It is cyber space, with its specificity, that allows the emerging of geniuses who, at first glance, have a larger knowledge then people; we come in contact in everyday communications. This part also deals with the types of messages that are conveyed in order to gain favor or, as a form of special war, cause fear in a specific social community. Methodology/Design: Paper is a review paper. Research/Paper limitation: This paper employed content analysis of relevant literature. Results/Findings: A structured social community, not familiar with the material and intellectual resources and potential of its members, together with the advantages and disadvantages of socialization inside of the group, almost does not exist. Right here is the chance for prevention and the stopping of potential cyber persuaders to find actual executors of terrorist acts. General Conclusion: It is crucial to emphasize that a need exists to understand those who recruit the executors of terrorist acts, their motives, methods, and the way they recognize potential supporters. A special emphasis is put to the profile of the persuader who uses the weaknesses of potential executors appearing as a like-minded individual and encouraging him to conduct violent activities based on the facts and appearances that the executor himself believes need fixing in his surroundings. Research/Paper Validity: A particular problem occurs when trying to view this phenomenon separately from other negative social forms. Of course, the author recognizes a specific, technological, environment that would, at first, point out that it is a special form of terrorism. However, the evolution of social dynamics does not change the consequence of the activities those who engaged in terrorism. An important aspect of this scientific error is in the fact that media are strongly involved in the propagation of this new “scientific discipline” without making a difference between science and science fiction which is deliberately left out by fame craving “scholars”.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2019
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 217-226
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian