A trope I’ve seen in quite a few space operas is an informational warfare attack where one ship beams a virus over to its opponent, with the aim of controlling the systems of the target ship.
I can see a few ways in which this might work in GSB - it’d be like an advanced version of the already existing ECM shock.
Repair drones could stop working if hit by the virus, or even start taking the module they’re supposed to be repairing apart.
Ships relying on drone crewmembers might find themselves unable to operate certain systems.
Ships with targetting computers, ECM beams and similar enhancements might find themselves “accidentally” shooting at friendlies, or disabling their own missiles, or whatever.
Whatcha all reckon?