This page addresses the Modern threat of cybercrime and personal surveillance. It begins with a look at the spatial patterns of the fantastic real-time Norse map of cyber attacks, before using an infographic on the types of cyber attacks. Students then look in more depth at the 2017 ransomware attack that affected the NHS in the UK among many other organizations. Students explore the threat to individuals through a number of other infographics and a gallery of well chosen graphs, before looking at the potential for mis-use and the infringement on people's personal freedom.
Lesson Time: 1 Hour
- To describe the spatial pattern and different types of cyber threats, including hacking and identity fraud
- To assess the level of threat to individuals and businesses and to discuss the implications for personal freedoms
Starter Activity_Norse Cyber Attacks Map_ Processes and Spatial Interactions
Click on the map below and investigate the map to:
- Describe the pattern of cyber attacks
- Look at the following site, which as the top 10 computer hacks of all time