or cy·ber at·tack

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


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

Origin of cyberattack

First recorded in 1995–2000; cyber- + attack Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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