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cyber warfarenoun [U]

uk   us   INTERNET
the ​activity of using the ​internet to attack a country’s ​computers in ​order to ​damage things such as ​communication and ​transportsystems or water and electricity ​supplies: The use of cyber warfare can destabilise ​financialsystems, the ​telephonesystem or the ​energygrid. Cyber warfare has fundamentally ​changednationalsecurity because an attack can come from anywhere.
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