NATO summit communiqué compares repeat cyberattacks to armed attacks

A communiqué issued at the conclusion of the NATO summit has called for China to observe the laws of cyberspace, and set out new standards by which members of the alliance will consider cyberattacks.

The new standard refers to Article 5 of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, as it declares that an attack on a single NATO member is considered an act of violence against all members and worthy of retaliation.

The 30-country alliance’s new communiqué, issued after its Monday summit, states that Article 5 can apply to cyberattacks.

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Source: The Register