Definitions

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  • n. Computer hardware or software used as a weapon in cyberwarfare.

Etymologies

cyber- +‎ weapon (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This sophisticated computer worm is an example of malware as a cyberweapon.

    The First Virus...

  • It is the world ' s first-known super cyberweapon designed specifically to destroy a real-world target.

    How to Fight and Win the Cyberwar

  • Stuxnet, a cyberweapon that damaged Iran's nuclear centrifuges by causing them to spin out of control.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • If Stuxnet was developed by U.S. cyberweapon specialists, the DHS personnel who spent a year analyzing the computer code were presumably engaged in a major duplication of effort.

    News

  • "The development of a cyberweapon would probably be so highly classified that the people at DHS wouldn't even know about it," says one former intelligence official.

    News

  • A growing awareness of the cyberthreat to critical U.S. infrastructure assets, however, may well deepen concerns about the "blowback" risk to the U.S. homeland from the development of a potent cyberweapon designed to be used elsewhere.

    News

  • "In that context, you can make a pretty strong argument that the benefit of using a cyberweapon to slow down or delay a nuclear weapon program or to achieve a specific objective might absolutely outweigh the risk."

    News

  • Further complicating the Stuxnet story is the widely held suspicion that the U.S. government, possibly in partnership with Israel, had a hand in the creation of this lethal cyberweapon, notwithstanding the likelihood that in some form it could now pose a threat to the U.S. homeland.

    News

  • The challenge of managing a Stuxnet-like attack is compounded by the possibility that the U.S. government itself had a role in creating the cyberweapon.

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  • In that context, you can make a pretty strong argument that the benefit of using a cyberweapon to slow down or delay or to achieve a specific objective might absolutely outweigh the risk.

    News

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