Definition of cyberwar in English:



  • The use of computer technology to disrupt the activities of a state or organization, especially the deliberate attacking of information systems for strategic or military purposes.

    ‘cyberwar is asymmetric, which means it benefits lesser military powers as much as military goliaths’
    ‘the same strategies that averted nuclear armageddon may also work to stave off a cyberwar’
    • ‘There's no doubt that the smarter and better-funded militaries in the world are planning for cyberwar, both attack and defense.’
    • ‘Yet there's no downtime for the hyperactive Chang, who is gearing up for the next stage of the cyberwars.’
    • ‘‘The Palestinian-Israeli Cyberwar’ relates how cyberwar might affect the United States.’
    • ‘Mideast cyberwar: Israeli and Palestinian hackers are attacking each other's networks.’
    • ‘Clearly this is at least partially an international relations problem, which is why I believe we are in a cyberwar that will get worse before it improves.’
    • ‘It also makes you wonder how much damage these cyberwars could really do.’
    • ‘Most hackers involved in either the Palestinian-Israel or U.S.-China cyber conflicts were veterans of previous international cyberwars.’
    • ‘In a well-reasoned argument, Attrition said that predictions of a cyberwar between China and the US could become a self-fulfilling prophecy by actually encouraging attacks.’
    • ‘Do you think we'll see a guerrilla cyberwar against the United States?’
    • ‘There have been similar cyberwars between China and Indonesia, China and Taiwan and China and Japan.’
    • ‘Until Clarke or someone else answers these questions - and supports their claims with hard evidence - I'm not going to be up nights worrying about a cyberwar against the United States.’
    • ‘Israel was not prepared to wage a cyberwar and was more vulnerable than its opposition.’