There has been an increase in the perceived threat of cyberterrorism, but it is not clear how violent extremist and terrorist groups are leveraging the Internet as a platform for
attacks against given targets. With that in mind, find as much information as you can about an actor named Ardit Ferizi and his role in aiding the so-called Islamic State (IS).
1. What did Ferizi do? Be specific in terms of his target and methods.
2. Would you characterize him as a skilled hacker or a basic script kiddie? Why?
3. Would you characterize his actions as cybercrime or cyberterrorism? Be specific in terms
of the definitions of the events, how his acts could facilitate on- or offline crime, and the
laws used to prosecute him.
4. What does this incident tell us about the threat of links between crime and terrorism?
six to eight pages in length (not including a reference
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