Definition of cyberwar in English:

cyberwar

noun

  • 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’
    [count noun] ‘the same strategies that averted nuclear armageddon may also work to stave off a cyberwar’
    • ‘Most hackers involved in either the Palestinian-Israel or U.S.-China cyber conflicts were veterans of previous international cyberwars.’
    • ‘Do you think we'll see a guerrilla cyberwar against the United States?’
    • ‘Israel was not prepared to wage a cyberwar and was more vulnerable than its opposition.’
    • ‘There have been similar cyberwars between China and Indonesia, China and Taiwan and China and Japan.’
    • ‘‘The Palestinian-Israeli Cyberwar’ relates how cyberwar might affect the United States.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet there's no downtime for the hyperactive Chang, who is gearing up for the next stage of the cyberwars.’
    • ‘There's no doubt that the smarter and better-funded militaries in the world are planning for cyberwar, both attack and defense.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mideast cyberwar: Israeli and Palestinian hackers are attacking each other's networks.’
    • ‘It also makes you wonder how much damage these cyberwars could really do.’

Pronunciation:

cyberwar

/ˈsībərˌwôr/