I have an idea of a story that takes place in a near future dystopia, where the government is planning to deploy a new dangerous surveillance software. This surveillance tech is of course contracted to a private corporation to develop. And a resistance group intends to stop or disrupt the development of this software.
For traditional industries, operations can be disrupted by attacking the infrastructure. Such as blowing up an oil well will disrupt oil production without targeting the workers.
But since software are stored on the cloud/internet, along with large amounts of backups elsewhere, and can be copied at will. Would the only way to disrupt software development be targeting the individuals working on the software itself? Does software development have "infrastructure" that can be targeted?
A commentator mentioned that the resistance can disrupt software development using hacking. But what happens if the resistance is mainly filled with traditional warrior types (mercenaries, police etc), would they have to use violence to disrupt development?