RUSI JournalVolume 157Issue 2members only

The 'Worm' as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: How to Respond Legally to Cyber-Warfare?

What are the international legal provisions for responding to cyber-attack?

Do cyber-attacks constitute force? How should international law regulate cyber-activity? How does it affect the principle of non-intervention? In the absence of specific legal principles, can due diligence act as an appropriate framework? In this prize-winning essay, Stephanie Meulenbelt explores the international legal conundrum posed by the rise of cyber-warfare.

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