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cyberattack

or cy·ber at·tack

[ sahy-ber-uh-tak ]
/ ˈsaɪ bər əˌtæk /
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noun

an attempt to damage, disrupt, or gain unauthorized access to a computer, computer system, or electronic communications network.

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Origin of cyberattack

First recorded in 1995–2000; cyber- + attack
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