or cy·ber at·tack
- an attempt to damage, disrupt, or gain unauthorized access to a computer, computer system, or electronic communications network.
Origin of cyberattack
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Examples from the Web for cyberattack
On Aug. 15, a cyberattack hit Saudi oil giant Aramco with devastating results.
Hizbullah followed up the cyberattack with a drone mission on Oct. 6.
The attack described by Abbasi suggests, however, a physical explosion as opposed to a cyberattack.Who’s Sabotaging Iran’s Nuclear Program?
September 19, 2012
This was the third cyberattack in the Russian sphere of influence in the last 18 months.The Growing Threat of Cyberattacks
February 19, 2009