This article argued that the world never experienced an act of cyber war, which would have to be violent, instrumental, and – most importantly – politically attributed. No attack on record meets all of these criteria. Instead, the last decade saw increasingly sophisticated acts of network-enabled sabotage, espionage, and subversion. These activities can of course support military operations, and they have been used for that purpose for centuries. But the question is if a trend is leading to inevitable acts of stand-alone cyber war, with code as the main weapon, not as an auxiliary tool that is nice to have.