Definitions

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  • noun An attack or intrusion by means of a computer network such as the Internet, often for the purpose of spying
  • verb To launch a cyberattack

Etymologies

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cyber- +‎ attack

Examples

  • Blanket use of the word cyberattack conflates different kinds of crime with different means and motives.

    Cybercrime Comes to the IMF

  • Getty Images Such a hush-hush approach might make sense were this a military campaign as the word cyberattack connotes.

    Cybercrime Comes to the IMF

  • Blanket use of the word cyberattack conflates different kinds of crime with different means and motives.

    Cybercrime Comes to the IMF

  • Getty Images Such a hush-hush approach might make sense were this a military campaign as the word cyberattack connotes.

    Cybercrime Comes to the IMF

  • Deciding who should execute what role in defending the nation against cyberattack is a thorny issue, complicated by the fact that the agency tasked with assisting the private sector - the Department of Homeland Security - lags the Defense Department in personnel, resources and capabilities.

    White House reviews nation's cybersecurity

  • Unfortunately, if the electric power grid goes down for an extended period of time — something that one could imagine a cyberattack might be able to cause — that could cause real harm.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » If you like the BP spill, you’ll love cyberwar

  • 'Operation Aurora,' otherwise known as the cyberattack targeted at Google and other major companies, which leveraged the zero-day vulnerability recently discovered in Internet Explorer.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • 'Operation Aurora,' otherwise known as the cyberattack targeted at Google and other major companies, which leveraged the zero-day vulnerability recently discovered in Internet Explorer.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • 'Operation Aurora,' otherwise known as the cyberattack targeted at Google and other major companies, which leveraged the zero-day vulnerability recently discovered in Internet Explorer.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • One of the more popular example of the realities of a cyberattack is the 2007 cyberwar in Estonia where attackers launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Estonian websites including the Estonian parliament, banks, ministries and newspapers, he said.

    The Star Online: Technology

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