Meaning of cyberwar in English:



mass 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’
    • ‘This seemingly minor website attack sparked a cyberwar that quickly escalated into an international incident.’
    • ‘But even though the JPEG virus stunt fell flat, when cyberwar is threatening, no amount of potential ill will or discouraging word can stay the dedicated computer security shill from his work.’
    • ‘The book has a number of useful insights, perhaps the most important of which is that the law of war needs relatively little alteration to be applied to cyberwar.’
    • ‘The result was a partnership between 2XS, Tenebaum's company, and the IIU, now self-described white hat hackers aiming at a defensive role in the mid-East cyberwar.’
    • ‘A Hudson Institute analyst peddling a paper on Russian thoughts on cyberwar fell for it and when confronted aggressively argued that it was true because, well, just because.’
    • ‘The first thought that comes to my mind when people mention cyberwar is: what kind of attack are they really talking about?’
    • ‘So the message to the US script kiddie community is clear: step back son, and leave this cyberwar to the experts.’
    • ‘But the necessary action, wherever it comes from, demands ever-greater ingenuity and thought, especially as new threats, including cyberwar, biological war, economic instability, cults and disease emerge.’
    • ‘The Palestinian-Israeli cyberwar is an excellent example of how a nation can be surprised by a cyber attack.’
    • ‘Netwar is not solely about Internet war (just as cyberwar is not just about ‘strategic information warfare’).’
    • ‘This hacking of opponents' websites is a recent example interpreted by some as evidence that cyberwar is a reality.’
    • ‘Sorry to add to your anxieties but have you thought how you will survive the coming cyberwar?’