A cyber attack is a cyber operation, whether offensive or defensive, that is reasonably expected to cause injury or death to persons or damage or destruction to objects.

Michael Schmitt et al; Tallinn Manual 1.0, pp 92
  • Cyber Operation?
  • Expected to cause death or injury to people or damage to objects?
Suspected Pakistan-linked Campaign Using Catfishing For Espionage On Indian Defense Sector does not match this definition. Here's a list of actual cyberattacks and and why this matters.

What happened?

Pakistani-linked group “Transparent Tribe” sent malware-laced photos of alluring women to Indian Defense Sector targets in a campaign spanning 2019-2020.