I am looking for opinions and point of view of experienced people on this question, as I am not able to find a lot of resources. Let me define the terms first, so that we all talk about the same things.
What I call a fault is an unintentional problem that may occur in software or hardware, because of a computation resources problem, a bad implementation, a natural event ...
A cyber-attack is an intentional, malicious action to compromise a system (steal data, tamper with data, modify system behaviour ...).
My question is simple: is there a chance that, when an attacker attacks a system, the occurrence of faults of this system increase? If yes, is there any sources to justify this claim?
In my opinion, it is the case. If an attacker uploads a script on a resource-constrained execution platform, this script may cause the platform to not have enough available resources to execute its expected tasks. Hence, the fault probability is higher than when the script is not there.