International Telecommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure proposed a treaty this weekend that would help prevent attacks on the cyber community from becoming an all out war.
The risk of cyber conflicts between countries is growing every year. The attack on Google from China and attacks on Estonia have been major issues.
The treaty would engage countries not to make the first cyber strike against other nations.
The UN official told attendees of the World Economic Forum, "A cyber war would be worse than a tsunami -- a catastrophe. The framework would look like a peace treaty before a war."
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Treaty Could Help Prevent Cyber Wars