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Cyber crime a major risk to stability

World Economic Forum (WEF) warns Cyber crime and the "dark side of connectivity" is one of the biggest risks to global financial and political stability in 2012

The report argues that cyber attacks are likely to be a big threat this year because of the expected continued backlash of populations against inequality after movements like the Arab Spring. The severe disparity in earnings is top of the report's threats because it could be unite a "constellation of risks" that the WEF describes as "dystopia"

With over five billion mobile phones coupled with internet connectivity and cloud-based applications, daily life is more vulnerable to cyber threats and digital disruptions... borders have become permeable as power shifts from the physical to the virtual world. A healthy digital space is needed to ensure stability and the world economy and balance of power."