A panel of legal and military experts at NATO headquarters has been discussing whether computer hackers could become military targets as crimes committed online could potentially be classified as war crimes.
Governments and businesses around the world are increasingly fearful of state-sponsored online attacks that could paralyse or destroy a nation's military and civilian infrastructure, even kill its citizens.
These among the possible scenarios being considered by cyber warfare experts in Brussels and beyond.
Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.
Source: Al Jazeera