Cyberwar-The New Frontier of International Warfare
International Journal of Sustainable Development Research
Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2015, Pages: 1-6
Received: Aug. 20, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 10, 2015; Published: Sep. 14, 2015
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Bello O. A., Department of Computer Science, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria
Aderbigbe F. M., Department of Mathimatical Science, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria
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Abstract
In cyberwar, people use technological means to launch a variety of attacks. Some of these attacks take a very conventional form. Computers can be used, for example, for propaganda, espionage, and vandalism. Denial of service attacks can be used to shut down websites, silencing the enemy and potentially disrupting their government and industry by creating a distraction. Cyberwar can also be utilized to attack equipment and infrastructure, which is a major concern for heavily industrialized nations which rely on electronic systems for many tasks. Using advanced skills, people can potentially get backdoor access to computer systems which hold sensitive data or are used for very sensitive tasks. A skilled cyberwarrior could, for example, interrupt a nation's electrical grid, scramble data about military movements, or attack government computer systems. Stealthier tactics might involve creating systems which can be used to continually gather and transmit classified information directly into the hands of the enemy or using viruses to interrupt government computer systems.
Keywords
Cyberwarfare, Cyberspace, Espionage, Virtual Attacks, Cyberattacks, Propaganda, Denial-of-Service (DoS)
To cite this article
Bello O. A., Aderbigbe F. M., Cyberwar-The New Frontier of International Warfare, International Journal of Sustainable Development Research. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20150101.11
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