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Cyber Crusade: Massive e-sabotage by "hacktivists"

Wild Card submitted by Rafael Popper   / Comments (0)
Cyber Crusade: Massive e-sabotage by

Issue (WIWE) status: Submitted, Unpublished

Wild Card's progress: Fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Societal trends and lifestyles

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 

Wild Card's description: 

Growing social and economic pressures in Europe result in massive protests and e-sabotage by underemployed IT activists. A "Cyber Crusade" (or CyberJihad) emerges with the aim of reshaping major socio-economic policies, so as to reduce inequalities, increase employment, and promote civil liberties. This may especially feature policies connected with information technologies (IT) and their use (including offshoring, access to infrastructure, surveillance, etc.). As well as inconveniencing existing e-commerce and e-government sites, the media are used to expose injustice and corruption, promote the new movement, and succeed in winning over many uncommitted people.

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