The Code War: Cyberattacks are Redrawing the Battle Lines of Global Conflict (Wired)


The difficulty of attribution, or the ability to tell who launched an attack, is part of what makes cyberattacks a compelling–and successful–tactic. Attacks might rely on third-party sites, copy the style of other nation-states, maneuver through many different vectors, and use so many complicated lines of code that it becomes hard to distinguish the original source.