cyberweapon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ weapon

Noun[edit]

cyberweapon ‎(plural cyberweapons)

  1. Computer hardware or software used as a weapon in cyberwarfare.
    • 2000, Kevin Bowyer, Ethics and computing: living responsibly in a computerized world
      Complex viruses that cripple communication networks and wartime operations are another cyberweapon.
    • 2001, Tim Crothers, Internet lockdown
      There are also indications that worms evolving into a kind of cyberweapon. In a recent series of attacks between US and Chinese hackers, a worm was used.
    • 2005, Mark Sauter, James Jay Carafano, Homeland security
      An offensive cyberweapon can be fashioned with a single, individual computer and a modem.