Russian computer-security expert Eugene Kaspersky said here Wednesday that his dire predictions about cyber crime have regrettably come true and warned that cyber terrorism is the next big Internet-based threat facing the international community.

Kaspersky said the latest cases of highly sophisticated cyber attacks, including the recent theft of nearly $1 billion from around 100 banks by a group he has dubbed Carbanak, show that cyber terrorism is feasible if the will to wage it exists.

“I fear that cyber terrorism is the next big threat on the Internet,” the CEO of Moscow-based global IT security company Kaspersky Lab, who began warning of serious Web-based threats in the

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