Terrorism and the Internet are related in two ways. First, the Internet has become a forum for terrorist groups and individual terrorists both to spread their messages of hate and violence and to communicate with one another and with sympathizers. Secondly, individuals and groups have tried to attack computer networks, including those on the Internet ú what has become known as cyberterrorism or cyberwarfare. At this point, terrorists are using the Internet more than they are attacking it. At least 12 of the 30 groups on the State Department's list of designated foreign terrorist organizations maintain Web sites on the Internet. While U.S. officials believe that some terrorists use encrypted E-mail to plan acts of terrorism, most groups appear to use the Internet to spread their propaganda. Some of these groups have actually participated in hacking our websites and there have been plans to do serious damage to our ree trade economy. My question is should we get our guys with pony tails, who are obviously more smarter and better equiped at hacking, to screw thie terrorists over and have the american government to give awards to those hackers that uncover a terrorist plot or anything else that leads to thier capture? Whos for it? Is this a good idea? Or am Is this lame?