kkelaniat December 14,2016 We are already seeing cyber warfare in action just as it happened with the Sony attack in December 2014. Sony movies were released by cyber-attack as well as Sony executive emails. Cyber warfare is definitely different from the physical war as we know it today. Until all networks and systems are hardened and tested to prove they are secure, the nation will continue to be vulnerable to cyber war.
ahammes12at December 16,2016 It seems very tough to attempt to define cyber events and cyber war crimes. It is known that you are not supposed to attack hospitals, schools, and religious affiliations indiscriminately. However, if a nation did attack another power grid and hospitals lost power, people could die and as a end result that could be a war crime. I can see the argument being the attacking nation was targeting a specific base and another just so happened to be on the same grid, so since the hospital might not be the target, the deaths can be considered collateral damage.
Lat December 16,2016 Really no difference in crimes of war. The only difference is the delivery method of the crime. Just more anonymity and less risk to the criminal if done on the computer.
akiat December 16,2016 Cyberwarfare is developing with great rate. I rememer seeing a video that a researcher used the heat generated by a CPU to hack the surrounding hardware. He showed how he used the CPU to control a miniature model of a missile launching system.
If this is really possible, in future attacker don't even need systems connected to internet to hack or control.
msharma6at January 30,2017 This videos raise some serious questions on cyberwar. It would be ideal for Nations to come together and present a agreeable document that present the official rules that regulate the cyber world. This has been a serious concern lately because of the recent cyber attacks in the U.S. After years of using technology, why have they not come up with a law yet?