Cyberattack is a complex and serious problem, the solution to which requires many states to issue some caution. Also known as Cyberwarfare, it refers to an unwelcome attempt to steal, expose, alter, disable or destroy information through unauthorized access to computer systems by using advanced technology.
Indeed, Cyberattack poses threats to both public and private institutions as it disrupts their systems and so on.
In any case, Cyberattacks have become a movie-making staple for heightening conflicts: Hollywood films often depict stereotypes about Internet hackers, placing them in dark rooms wearing a specific type of jacket as they try to carry out their operations in the dead of night…
In Hollywood, these cyberattacks may go beyond outdated concepts of classic warfare and could cause serious casualties and losses. For example, Die Hard film Part 4, also known in the USA as “Live Free or Die Hard,” in which it follows NYPD Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) who tries to stop a massive cyber-terrorist hack against the government and commercial computers across the United States with the goal of starting a “fire sale” that would disable key elements of the nation’s infrastructure and threat every single American citizen.l
It is totally different from renowned warfare strategists Chines Sun Tzu and Russian General Clausewitz comprise two of the most respected and well-known military classics ever produced, and they have generated a fascinating dialectic thanks to the remarkable differences in their respective theories.
It’s noteworthy that these well-known strategies show some of the most poignant principles found in Sun Tzu’s Art of War and Clausewitz’s On War, and in doing so will pose the age-old question: who is the greatest military strategist of all time?
Cyberattacks are part of the fifth generation of wars, hybrid wars that combine the components of traditional and non-traditional wars and it’s not just like normal warfare which can range from limited skirmishes to full-on battles, the impact of Cyberattacks vary by target and severity as recently happened to political leaders and voters during the elections; how can these attacks contribute in changing election operation and may unveil some scandals of political leaders also.
Well, it is not surprising to hear that the Israeli army works against the clock to qualify and enhance hundreds of its staff, including soldiers and officers to work in cyberwarfare within intelligence and wiretapping services, or to hear and read about some Israeli reporters and leaders that Cyberwarfare is now a war that Tel Aviv is well prepared for..
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted five members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 61398, a Chinese army unit dedicated to cyber espionage from 2006 until 2014. According to the Department of Justice, Unit 61398 compromised U.S. corporate networks for trade information potentially useful to Chinese state-owned enterprises.
The PLA indictments were the most direct confrontation to date between Washington and Beijing regarding the Chinese government’s sponsorship of hacking groups.