When it comes to entertainment media, cyberattacks are trending.
Television and movies have dabbled in the cinematography of cybercrime for a while now.
Some of the best examples being Blackhat (2015), The Fifth Estate (2013), and CSI Cyber (2015). However, all of them are scorned by Rotten Tomatoes, so their reputations are not stellar.
And hacking scenes often differ a lot from how it goes down in real life, something SecureWorld has covered in the past.
Now, video games are throwing their hat in the ring. But are they better at portraying cyberwar than their Hollywood counterparts?
Call of Duty's new 'Cyber Attack' mode
The upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game is going to feature a new multiplayer mode called "Cyber Attack."
Here's a video from game creator IGN explaining how the setting works:
This multiplayer game involves destroying the opposing side's "data center" in a classic case of cyberwarfare.
According to Bobbya1984, the mode is essentially a "search and destroy" game, though there's a twist when it comes to reviving your teammates.
Cyberwar in the real world
But of course, cyberwar also happens in the real world, outside of Call of Duty.
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And according to a SecureWorld report, the difference between traditional war and cyberwar has faded with time.
"Physical damage arising from activities initiated in the cyber domain is already a reality," said Cedric Leighton, retired USAF Colonel and CNN military analyst. "Fatalities, at the very least as a second-order consequence of persistent and large-scale digital disruption, may not be far behind."
It's only natural for Call of Duty to integrate a cyber aspect. The video game is living up to its "Modern Warfare" moniker.