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Definitions[]

An information attack (IA) is

[a]n activity taken to manipulate or destroy an adversary’s information systems without visibly changing the physical entity within which it resides."[1]
the use of electronic means to gain access to or change information in a targeted information system without necessarily damaging its physical components.[2]

References[]

  1. Information Operations 41 (Air Force Doctrine Document 2-5) (Aug. 5, 1998).
  2. An Assessment of International Legal Issues in Information Operations, at 5.
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