cyberweapon

cyberweapon

An umbrella term for any type of virus or malware that steals data or causes disruption. See cyber espionage.
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Future leaks could fracture state interests and increase national secrecy of cyberweapon programs and distrust of US intentions and those of other powerful cyber actors.
If Chinese security services discover a zero-day attack on Microsoft Windows, Windows users are vulnerable to that cyberweapon until it is independently discovered, accidentally patched, or voluntarily shared by China.
Variants of the Cyberweapon Likely, Senators Told, Christian Sci.
He suggested a far more sophisticated cyberweapon than the United States had ever designed before.
571) Another option for determining whether an action is a "use of force" or an "armed attack" considers (1) whether the cyberweapon was used "against the property or persons of a state" and (2) "whether a foreign state knowingly allow[ed] an entity under its legal control to use the cyber[]weapon against the victim.
Hackers working with the Russian government have created a cyberweapon that can be used to disrupt electrical grids and may be used to target infrastructure in the United States, (https://dragos.
We have entered into a new face of conflict in which we use a cyberweapon to create physical destruction, and in this case, physical destruction in someone else's critical infrastructure," declared Ret.
An apparently state-sponsored cyberweapon dubbed 'Guass' has been unveiled which is targeting banks and individuals in a number of Middle Eastern countries, Kaspersky Lab has said.
Dycus, however, would strongly oppose any delegation of cyberweapon operations to private contractors.
The Stuxnet worm, named after initials found in its code, is generally rated the most sophisticated cyberweapon yet created.
Most likely it is a targeted cyberweapon used in what can be defined as the second wave of a cyberattack.