An assessment of cyber warfare issues in light of international humanitarian law
The liberal way of war : legal perspectives
Farnham ; Burlington : Ashgate, 2013
Bibliographie : p. 204-210
During the last few decades, the use of computer network attacks in modern warfare has significantly increased. Computer network attacks are operations that, by targeting a data stream , aim to manipulate, disrupt, deny or destroy electronic information that is resident in computers or computer network. In the contemporary battlefield , cyber attacks offer the possibility of attacking military objectives that would otherwise be inaccessible, for exemple due to the location of the military objectives or the risk of disproportionate civilian injury or damage to civilian objects. In certain circumstances, computer network attacks may reduce the humanitarian impact of military power and provide the kind of precise and tailored effects that a conventional military attack may not produce.