One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A piece of computer software or hardware used to commit cyberwarfare.‘this cyberweapon is reportedly capable of altering text and audio, intercepting keyboard input, and disrupting network traffic’
- ‘Whether a cyberweapon can boomerang depends on its state of the art, according to computer security experts.’
- ‘The military is ready to retaliate if the U.S. is hit by cyberweapons, the Defense Secretary said.’
- ‘A senior official said cyberweapons were as powerful as nuclear weapons and "should be unleashed only on the direct orders of the commander in chief."’
- ‘Many such cyberweapons, in fact, can fit on an ordinary USB thumb drive.’
- ‘The country has a new cyberweapon that can be used to hijack internet traffic and turn it against websites that it doesn't like, according to researchers.’
- ‘The hackers used off-the-shelf malware to wipe the firm's computers, a cyberweapon they probably bought on the Internet black market.’
- ‘Unlike weapons for conventional warfare, cyberweapons are easily pilfered by the designers.’
- ‘Whether those threats will be variants of this new breed of home-grown cyberweapon remains to be seen.’
- ‘Like our nuclear arsenal during the Cold War, our cyberweapons arsenal must be pretargeted and ready to launch.’
- ‘It is likely that the increase in spending will also go towards the development of cyberweapons.’
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