Cyber Warfare: Jokes, Hoaxes, or Hypes

The IUP Journal of Cyber Law, Vol. 9, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 7-16, February & May 2010

Posted: 12 May 2010  

Xingan Li

Tallinn University (TLU); University of Tampere; University of Turku; University of Turku

Date Written: May 10, 2010

Abstract

Cyber warfare is increasingly listed alongside nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as a potential weapon of mass destruction. Interest in and concerns for cyber warfare have also been prevalent for decades. War-oriented writers usually exploited such serious and expensive terms as cyber war, information war and electronic war to spread their impetuous and cheap ideas. This paper by no means devaluates serious designs and plans, studies and research, ideas and claims revolving around cyber warfare. Rather, the purpose of this paper is to analyze existing jokes, hoaxes and hypes on the so-called cyber warfare, so as to distance serious research from misleading information.

Suggested Citation

Li, Xingan, Cyber Warfare: Jokes, Hoaxes, or Hypes (May 10, 2010). The IUP Journal of Cyber Law, Vol. 9, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 7-16, February & May 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1603754

Xingan Li (Contact Author)

University of Turku ( email )

Turku, 20014
Finland

Tallinn University (TLU) ( email )

Uus-Sadama 5
Tallinn, 10120
Estonia

University of Tampere ( email )

Tampere, FIN-33101
Finland

University of Turku ( email )

Turku, 20014
Finland

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