Hats off to my colleague Jaikumar Vijayan for his must-read take on what real cyber warfare could look like. Read it and you won't look at current attacks from China the same way again.I'll be honest: My eyes and ears go numb when I see a lot of the online speculation about whether one attack or another is part of a big, all-encompassing cyber war.The whole discussion on cyber wars vs. garden-variety cyber attacks has been starting to feel like a pointless exercise to me. That doesn't mean I'm right. I may very well be off my rocker. But it just seems like this discussion isn't doing anything to make cyberspace a safer place for men, women and children.Some very smart people will disagree with that statement. Some will tell you we're already knee deep in a cyber war. Stuxnet is the example of choice, given all the reports that Israel and the U.S. cooked up that piece of malware to go after Iran's nuclear program.When the Baltic nation of Estonia got hit with crippling attacks four years ago, the conventional wisdom was that Russia was behind it. My old friend Gadi Evron, who was brought in to help the Estonians investigate the attacks at the time, has compared it more to a cyber riot than state-sponsored cyber warfare. A bunch of hackers were unhappy about a Soviet-era statue getting moved, and they let the Estonians have it.Some tend to see attacks from China as the same thing: The work of individual malcontents or hired hands.