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Eugene Kaspersky tells Hub Culture's Executive Editor Edie Lush that while we understand the threat cyber criminals present to our personal data - stealing our identity and bank account information - we don't yet understand the threat we face from cyber terrorism, namely the ability of malware to take down a country's military or nuclear facility. Digital data & computer systems now drive the world's economy. Computers are everywhere - from controlling our water supply to our elevators. While governments are aware of the dangers of cyber crime & are working together to help prevent cyber criminals, the threat from cyber weapons are not yet widely understood. Part of Iran's nuclear facility was physically destroyed by a malware program last year, possibly by another government. Kaspersky's message is that we need to take this threat more seriously. He says that cyber terrorism is a boomerang - once you attack someone with a cyber weapon, they understand how to attack you back. We need global agreements against cyber weapons, just as we do on nuclear weapons.