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- noun uncountable
- noun countable A cyberwarfare
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- noun an assault on electronic communication networks
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LulzSec claimed credit for breaking into websites at Sony Corp. and the U.S. Senate, while Anonymous said in April it would wage what it called a cyberwar against Tokyo-based Sony for trying to prevent people from tinkering with PlayStation 3 game consoles.
In 2007, the Russian government punished Estonia for removing a Soviet war memorial by launching a "cyberwar" - a bombardment of hacking and viruses that brought their computers down for weeks.
And since "cyberwar" -- like the Terror War -- "knows no borders" (as the usual anonymous "senior intelligence official" told the Times), the Obama White House is now busying trying to figure out just how you can aim its cyberwar offensives at the Homeland itself.
Techies and non-techies have been debating about "cyberwar" - is there such a thing?
"It's truly what media would call a cyberwar," Pillay told reporters in Geneva.
"cyberwar" - a bombardment of hacking and viruses that brought their computers down for weeks.
Sommer added: We don't help ourselves using 'cyberwar' to describe espionage or hacktivist blockading or defacing of websites, as recently seen in reaction to WikiLeaks.
And then, an old one that has new life, Ethan Zuckerman reflected upon DOS and other "cyberwar" tactics in the context of Israel, writing back then that "forming groups to shut down websites looks a lot like gang thuggery to me."
When Estonian officials moved the memorial from downtown Tallinn to a suburban cemetery, ignoring Russian objections, ethnic Russians sparked riots here and a siege of the Estonian Embassy in Moscow and, Estonian officials allege, Russian hackers carried out a state-sanctioned "cyberwar" against the country's online infrastructure.
These days, some observers are pounding out a persistent and mounting drumbeat of war, calling for preparing the battlefield, even saying that the United States is already fully into a "cyberwar," that it is, in fact, losing.