April 22, 2010 2:02PM

An Actual Example of “Cyberwarfare”

The good thing about this review of the book "Cyber War" by Richard Clarke and Robert Knake is that it actually mentions attacks on computing and communications during warfare.

Messrs. Clarke and Knake are convinced that an Israeli air strike in 2007 against a secret North Korean-designed nuclear facility being constructed in the Syrian desert was a textbook case of cyber-aided warfare. Israeli computers "owned" Syria's elaborate air defenses, the authors say, "ensuring that the enemy could not even raise its defenses."

That might actually be "cyberwarfare."

The rest of the review, and presumably the book, is threat exaggeration and distortion, wrongly characterizing the wide variety of security issues pertaining to computers, communications, and data as having to do with "war."