Following last week's Twitter hacking in the US Galen Stops examines the threat to financial institutions from cyber-attacks.
James Bond films have always sought to reflect the cultural
concerns and anxieties of the era that they were produced in,
and particularly in relation to technology....
In 1962, Dr. No dealt with nuclear weapons shortly after the
Wily test missiles. In 1969, On Her Majesty’s
Secret Service tackles biological warfare in the same decade
that John F. Kennedy authorised the use of chemicals such as
Agent Orange in Vietnam and Moonraker played on the growing
interest in the space race.
It is then perhaps significant that 2012’s
Skyfall deals with cyber-terrorism. In the post 9/11 world
terrorism has been targeted as one of the main threats to
Western nations but both the nature and target of the threat
Skyfall’s villain Silva, played by Javier
Bardem, declares chasing spies as "old fashioned" and that "All
that physical stuff is so dull". Instead what interests him is
using computer technology and hacking skills to engage in
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