To be able to tell the cyber-threats story means to understand the context in which this story takes place. In other words, in order to comprehend cyberthreats, we need to understand many aspects of the phenomenon called ‘information revolution’. Some observers regard the information revolution as one major driver of change in the fundamental conditions of international relations in the last decade (Zacher 1992: 58-9; Castells 1996). Although the excitement about the information age was bigger in the 1990s than nowadays – mainly because to some degree, the novelty has worn off as the technology has become more ingrained into our way of living – the seeming dominance and prevalence of information in many aspects of modern life has caused this age to be labelled the ‘information age’ (Kushnick 1999).