Internet Governance Glossary

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4.34 Cyberwar / Cyberwarfare

Activity of Internet misuse crossing international borders and involving the interests of at least one nation state by targeting the vulnerability of critical national infrastructure and data.
 

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Internationally, both governmental and non-state actors engage in Internet misuse, including espionage (e.g. by means of spyware), information warfare and other cross-border Internet misuse or cybercrime up to full-fledged cyberwarfare. Therefore, cyberwar is of high national security concern.