Definition of cyberwar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsībərˌwôr/


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 the same strategies that averted nuclear armageddon may also work to stave off a cyberwar
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  • There have been similar cyberwars between China and Indonesia, China and Taiwan and China and Japan.
  • It also makes you wonder how much damage these cyberwars could really do.
  • Most hackers involved in either the Palestinian-Israel or U.S.-China cyber conflicts were veterans of previous international cyberwars.

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Syllabification: cy·ber·war

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