Economist Nouriel Roubini predicts first-ever cyber war in 2020 between U.S. and countries such as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, with US presidential election being the catalyst.
It is no secret that in the 21st century, cyber threats are often as dangerous as bombs. But why, exactly, did cyber-attacks become such a go-to modus operandi for countries and nations in recent years?
Israel and Iran may be in a hidden cyber war with both countries attacking each other’s critical infrastructure, causing physical disruptions to the civilian population.
The present incarnation of the hacker collective opened up its cyber war against Russia by temporarily taking down a number of government websites, including those of the Kremlin and the Defense Ministry.
With the rising tensions between Iran and the U.S., many are concerned about the possible launch of a cyber war as there’s no international rules or norms for digital warfare to protect innocent civilians.
Recent ruling in New Jersey involving the NotPetya attacks indicates that insurers may not be able to use "cyber war" clauses as an excuse to not pay out for remediation of ransomware attacks.