Cyber warfare is the use of digital assault to disrupt computer systems of another country in order to create significant damage or destruction.
Cyberwar is a concept that is still developing, but many experts are worried that it will be an important component of possible future conflicts. Trojans, as well as troops using conventional combat vehicles such as weapons and helicopters, seem to be the basis of future battles by manipulating the computer code.
Contrary to the standard military attacks, the Cyber attacks from any distance will start at the moment of attack and sneak, without being apparent. And it is often very difficult to send such an attack back to their creators. Modern economies, supported by computer networks, which provide everything from healthcare to food distribution and communication, are particularly vulnerable to such attacks.
Whether an attack is considered a cyber war action depends on a number of factors. At the beginning of these, it comes to the attacker’s identity, what they do, how much they do.
Like other forms of war, cyber warfare is often described as a conflict between states, not an individual. Many countries are now investing in military cyber-force development to defend against other countries as well as to attack when it is necessary.
The attacks of individual computer hackers will generally not be considered a cyber war unless they are managed by a state. For example, cyber thieves, who crashed computer systems of a bank while trying to steal money, are not considered a cyber war action even if they come from a competitor state. However, state-sponsored hackers who do the same to destabilize a rival state’s economy are considered to have performed this action.
The nature and scale of the targets attacked is another display. While destroying a company website is not considered a cyber war action, it is undoubtedly the goal of disabling the missile defense system at an air base. The weapons used are also important. Cyber warfare is aimed at digital attacks on computer systems. A missile launch event at a data center is not considered a cyber warfare.
Perhaps the best defining characteristic of the cyber warfare is that it is a serious digital attack that can be regarded as the equivalent of a physical attack.
An attack on computer systems to achieve this level will cause significant damage or deterioration, or even loss of life. It is important to define this level because international law states are allowed to use force to defend themselves against the armed attack. So in this case, if a country is exposed to a major political attack, it will have the right to respond using its standard military arsenal. This has never happened. Or even if any attack reaches this threshold, it is not clear yet. However, this does not mean that attacks that can not reach this level are not important or should be ignored; it only means that the attacking country has legitimized resorting to military power to defend itself.
We see that the cyberwar is at least as serious, dangerous and deadly as a standard military attack.
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