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iWar is the term used by NATO to describe a form of Internet-based warfare.[1]


iWar comparisonsEdit

iWar is distinct in that, information warfare pertains to issues of intelligence. Whereas cyber-warfare and cyber-terrorism, pertain to issues of extelligence. These refer to degrees of sensitivity in military and infrastructure assets, battlefield communications and satellite tactical assessments. iWar refers to attacks carried out over the Internet, that target specific assets within Internet superstructure, for example: websites that provide access to online services.[1]

iWar attackEdit

iWar has an example in having been conducted by denial-of-service attacks, using high volume bombardment during information requests, bottlenecking Internet based computer networking.

iWar in the futureEdit

The two trends of increasing vulnerability over the Internet and ease of attack make conflagration of iWar probable.

2008 Russia-Georgian conflictEdit

The 2008 South Ossetia war heralded the arrival of iWar.[2]

See alsoEdit


Further readingEdit

  • Wang, Xiangsui et al. (2002). Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America. Pan American Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-9716807-2-2
  • Ventre Daniel (2009). Information Warfare. Wiley ISTE. ISBN 978-1-84821-094-3
  • Ventre Daniel (2011). Cyberwar and Information Warfare. Wiley ISTE.

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