According to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network, a cybercrime is
defined as any crime that is directed at computers or other digital devices, where the computer or
other devices play a critical role in the execution of the plan either by it being the targeted victim
or the tool. The common types of cybercrime include phishing, hacking, grooming, inciting
terrorism and spreading hate, identity theft, and distributing child pornography.
Following the adoption of computers, digital data storage systems and other internet
related technologies by governments and other organizations in the recent pasts, they have found
themselves vulnerable to cyber-attacks which could bring their operations to a standstill. As a
result, a new war has erupted over the years as governments try to protect their different
organizations and citizens from cyber attacks.
How Future Wars will be Fought
For many years, warfare has been accomplished within effortlessly defined future periods
of time. For example, the development of weapons of mass destruction could be easily predicted
and clearly defined. Additionally, the geographical boundaries could be clearly drawn depending
on the parties that were being involved in the war. War could easily be defined as being fought in
the air, in the sea, or on the ground. However, the new era of the internet of things has
completely disorganized the domain of war by introducing an entirely new arena. Unlike
traditional warfare which involved weapons, cyber warfare is fought on keyboards.
The future of cyber warfare could evolve into different forms. The first one is
weaponized ransomware. This is the fastest growing type of cyber warfare and will become even
more popular in the future. It works by hackers infecting an organizatio...