The Third World War? In The Cyberspace. Cyber Warfare in the Middle East

Martina Knopová, Eva Knopová
2014 Acta Informatica Pragensia  
This article aims to provide a brief and comprehensive introduction to the issue of cyber warfare and to display the recent development in this area. Geographically, it focuses on the Middle East region, since the vast majority of the most important recent cyber attacks appeared just in there or were connected to it. The first part of the article tries to define the key notion of cyber warfare, compares it to the standard warfare and presents different types of cyber weapons that are known
more » ... that are known today. The second part points out examples of the most striking recent cyber attacks and uses them as evidences to demonstrate today's importance and dissemination of cyber warfare. Finally, the article sums up pros and cons of the cyber weapons and, in view of these, predicts a significant increase in their use in any future war conflicts.
doi:10.18267/j.aip.33 fatcat:hyzzqtwhozddvn52ugmyz7wxq4