Wafaa Fawzi – Researcher
Technology plays an important role in all aspects of our lives, it has revolutionized the way we communicate and work, the way we get information and analyze it and where it’s employed as needed, and it’s also made many tasks easier and more efficient, And it has greatly affected the way we live, so that everything around us has become relevant to technology, and we have to do with technology.
Especially after the Corona pandemic, made our use of the Internet and technology an essential part of modern society, and technology is likely to continue to shape the way we live and operate.
Electronic armies are associated with the use of digital technologies to attack and disrupt computer systems and networks, usually to achieve a strategic or military advantage over the adversary, and can include activities such as hacking, data breaches, and distributed denial of service attacks. (DDoS), among others became electronic attacks including attacks (DDoS), malware attacks, and phishing attacks are increasingly important as the use of digital technologies continues to grow, And it’s becoming more important in our daily lives, as such, many governments and organizations are taking steps to strengthen their electronic defenses.
Carried out by State institutions or infiltrators sponsored by certain States or other groups and individuals, It would be natural for states to create electronic-defensive lines and other offensive lines, hence the importance of forming an electronic army that sometimes goes beyond its mission to disrupt critical infrastructure, or the theft of sensitive data, down to the impact on the world, so governments and organizations around the world have been keen to allocate resources to the formation of electronic armies and their defensive and offensive lines, but they remain a major threat.
The emergence of electronic armies dates back to the 1980s when the term ” electronic armies” was first used to describe the use of computer networks to attack and defend against military and government targets. In the 1990s and early 2000s, hackers began carrying out electronic attacks and were generally focused on hacking or causing disruption rather than causing material harm.
In 2010, electronic armies became a growing concern, and of importance to governments and armies around the world, as countries began developing sophisticated electronic weapons and tactics, and several high-profile electronic attacks on government and military targets were reported, often with dire consequences, consisting of theft of sensitive data and disruption of the target’s critical infrastructure.
In recent years, the use of Electronic Army has continued to evolve and expand, new technologies such as artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have also created new loopholes that can be exploited in Electronic attacks, and the line between electronic warfare and other types of conflicts has become increasingly blurred, as has the economic and informational warfare.