Classes and Capabilities of Cyberweapons
There are several classes of cyberweapons. The table above, from Technolytics, shows the current classes, descriptions, and capabilities of cyberweapons. You can use your imagination to try to understand how an entity (like the U.S.) could conceivably use such cyberweapons to punish or retaliate against an adversary to accomplish a military and/or political objective.
Technolytics. (2011). Cyber Commander's eHandbook: The Weaponry and Strategies of Digital Conflict. Purchased and downloaded from Amazon.com on April 16, 2011.