Wojny cybernetyczne jako element niekonwencjonalnej konfrontacji międzypaństwowej. Pragmatyczna rzeczywistość, nieunikniona przyszłość
Słowa kluczowe:cyberwar, cyberspace, security, internet, Kosovo, China, Estonia, Georgia, Iran
The aim of this article is to examine the phenomenon of cyber warfare as part of an unconventional confrontation between states in contemporary international relations. The construction of this study, dictated by an attempt to achieve a response on the above research subject, brought the author to adopt the following structure. The first part of the work presents the development of computer hardware and networks together with visualizing the cyberspace importance. Next, the conditions of this theoretical issues, in particular, the basic determinants categories of network attacks and their classifications are presented. Further, the practical aspects of the application of those attacks are shown, taking a point of view specific casus i.e. Kosovo, China, Estonia, Georgia and Iran. At the end, the cyberwars were under consideration including the differences, similarities and lessons learned for the future.