A copy of The Talinn Manual 2.0 at the Victory Services Club, in London, Friday March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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Professionals are trying to knock back talk of cyberattacks, too.The indiscriminate use of the word "cyberattack" can also tip the scales of justice, said attorney Jay Leiderman, who has represented a Who's Who of American hackers .Dieter Fleck, the honorary president of the International Society for Military Law, said it was generally fine to use the word "cyberattack" so long as it wasn't confused with the much more serious category of intrusions formally known as "armed attacks".But Jake Davis, the ex-spokesman for the Lulz Security group of hackers, said journalists needed to articulate what was happening online without resorting to the word "cyberattack," a verbal crutch which he said came "from a place of laziness". Even those who worry that the misuse of the word "cyberattack" is too widespread to stop backed the move.
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