What is cyber warfare?


Cyber warfare refers to the use of technology to launch attacks on nations, governments and citizens, causing comparable harm to actual warfare using weaponry.

To date, there hasn’t been an outright “cyber war” with declared antagonists, however there are a number of incidents that have caused serious disruption to countries’ infrastructure that are suspected of being carried out by another state.

The Oxford English dictionary describes cyber warfare as: “The use of computer technology to disrupt the activities of a state or organisation, especially the deliberate attacking of information systems for strategic or military purposes.”

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Source:  ITPro