Definitions

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  • noun An attack carried out by means of a computer network.

Etymologies

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cyber- +‎ assault

Examples

  • In private, U.S. officials admit that the government has no strategy to stop the Chinese cyberassault.

    China's Cyberassault on America

  • In private, U.S. officials admit that the government has no strategy to stop the Chinese cyberassault.

    China's Cyberassault on America

  • He or she could launch a multipronged cyberassault on the special interests, fueled by the passion and desperation of millions of citizens who are either fed up with their health plans or panicked because they can't pay for one.

    DEAN'S NET EFFECT IS JUST THE START

  • The automated cyberassault crippled the Web sites by bombarding them with data, Mr. Borg said.

    Georgia States

  • Yet it also fits a pattern of other threats and affronts to Russia's neighbors: turning off the oil or natural-gas taps to Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and even to NATO-member Lithuania; launching a cyberassault on Estonia; opposing two antimissile sites in NATO members in Eastern Europe that couldn't begin to neutralize Russia's offensive capabilities.

    Vladimir Bonaparte

  • Last week jittery Taiwanese warned of a new cyberassault when the Web site of the National Security Bureau, the island's chief intelligence agency, was hacked.

    Cyber Rattling

  • Yet it also fits a pattern of other threats and affronts to Russia's neighbors: turning off the oil or natural-gas taps to Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and even to NATO-member Lithuania; launching a cyberassault on Estonia; opposing two antimissile sites in NATO members in Eastern Europe that couldn't begin to neutralize Russia's offensive capabilities.

    Vladimir Bonaparte

  • Kennedy told the man, who she had taken an extreme disliking to, that she had ordered the cyberassault and would continue to bombard his network every day until he handed over the information or she ran him out of business.

    Consent to Kill

  • Kennedy told the man, who she had taken an extreme disliking to, that she had ordered the cyberassault and would continue to bombard his network every day until he handed over the information or she ran him out of business.

    Consent to Kill

  • A massive 2007 cyberassault, traced to Russia, highlighted the need for Estonia to set up a

    NPR Topics: News

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