You cannot avoid this war. You're on a computer, so you're a target. And deleting all your online information and chucking away your computers will not save you, neo-Luddites. Every company you do business with has digital databases, which can be accessed online. The government keeps digital records about you, also accessed online. The power stations and infrastructure you rely on...all comes back to computers.
You, your data, your money or your perceptions of the world are potential cogs in a fast growing and potentially vast cyberwarfare machine which is helping lay down the conditions for a multipolar
Cyberwarfare isn't so bad now, but it has the potential to be. Let's take something simple, like the power going out. I'm sure our American posters remember when the power went down in the aftermath of the 2012 summer storms, in Maryland, West Virginia and Washington DC, leaving hundreds of thousands without power. When the power goes out, things get hairy. Not straight away, but give it a couple of weeks, maybe even a month....You see where this is going?
Cyberwarfare's penchant for collateral damage is also worth noting. Just look how many computers were infected by Stunext, above. And that was a so-called "surgical" strike (much like the Predator drones in Pakistan and Yemen...). And then there is the fact that anything you put out there, once it is found can likely be reverse-engineered, altered and then aimed right back at the state, or hacker group, or criminal gang that originated it. And it's already happening. Decrypted Stunext files were on HBGary computers that were hacked by Anonymous. The true source code wasn't released, but there is enough there for a smart group of people to rewrite it to suit their own purposes.
Cyberwarfare, like the covert actions and intelligence operations of the Cold War, wont be restricted to cyber-world effects. Let's say one wanted to "help" an election go in a certain direction....out of a love of democracy and the irresponsibility of the voters in question, of course. Well, cutting power to certain areas, as mentioned above, could do a lot to undermine trust in the government. Especially certain ethnic enclaves. Messing around with the (rather complex) logistical systems for major food suppliers, be they corporate entities or international aid agencies would be another. Hacking the computers of party activists and strategists, then making leaks to counter their moves, inserting false stories via hacking into online news sites.....the possibilities are endless.
You can cause riots, destroy nuclear facilities and even collapse governments with this, if you know what you're doing. Or even if you don't and you're just a very enthusiastic amatuer working in the right political context. A context as short-sighted and paranoid as the USA or Pakistan...well, I don't think you need a shiny infographic for that, do you? Much like biological warfare, the possibility for unforseen circumstances that will trigger bigger and even worse things is very possible.
We all need to start thinking about and paying more attention to this kind of thing.