This chapter argues that cyberwar is not sufficiently like normal cases of war or armed conflict to justify the relaxation of the rules and laws concerning intentional killing, and that there are good reasons to think of cyber attacks more like embargoes than like the type of lethal attacks that war has historically involved. While cyber attacks could rise to level of being wars or armed conflicts, there are not likely to be many if any such attacks today. There are also serious consequences for assimilating cyber attacks to the war paradigm that will make the world a less safe place.
|Title of host publication||Cyberwar|
|Subtitle of host publication||Law and ethics for virtual conflicts|
|Editors||Kevin Govern, Claire Finkelstein, Jens David Ohlin|
|Place of Publication||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|