Also known as cyberwarfare, cyberwar is a term used to describe a type of conflict that takes place in the future where fighting and/or terrorism takes place in the virtual world and the Internet instead of the real world. Below are some examples of what many believe could happen during cyberwar, cyberterror, or a cyberattack.
Attacks on government and/or military run websites gaining confidential or classified information, disrupting or disabling the agency from doing everything it was meant to do, and/or creating backdoors for future attacks.
Attacks on a individual or collection of websites that prevent them from being accessed.
Attack on a news site or other information site spreading fake news about events not happening causing small breakouts of false hysteria.
Attacks on major utilities such as power, water, gas, etc. causing disruptions or complete outages.
Attacks on financial institutions, banks, stock trading, etc. causing disruptions, outages, and/or false information.
Attacks on major backbones, routers, or other sections of the Internet causing disruptions in all Internet traffic.