cyber attack

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cyber attack

The disruption of a computer (system) with viruses, worms, or other malware.
See also: attack
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He explained cyberattacks are driven by greed and various motivations like for personal or corporate gains, organization funding, and economic superiority.
In 2014, Michael Rogers, the Director of the American National Security Agency (NSA), told a US Congressional panel that China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity of shutting down the American power grid, and other critical infrastructure systems, via a cyberattack.
Keeping pace with the sophistication of cyberattacks demands that physicians strengthen their capabilities, build resilience and invest in new technologies to support a foundation of digital trust with patients.
Twenty-eight percent of international families, family offices and family businesses have been targets of cyberattacks in the past, according to a new study from Campden Wealth and Schillings.
Tools for conducting cyberattacks are proliferating worldwide.
It is clearly a case of having to do more, as cyberattacks become increasingly sophisticated and complex.
The kinds of information yielded by a sophisticated analysis of a cyberattack (such as the attacker, timing, objective, target of the attack, and route and method of the intrusion), as well as information on ways of dealing with the attack, all in a format that can be used by a computer.
Although it is widely recognized that even first-rate preparation will not prevent all attacks in this rapidly evolving field, it may enable a company to minimize harm, mitigate losses, communicate effectively with stakeholders, and recover as quickly as possible from a cyberattack.
Snair said that preventing a cyberattack takes technological knowledge, but it also means educating individual staff.
Gilbert shared some keen advice on how companies today can create and prepare management teams to better handle cyberattack crises.
BEIRUT: Lebanon's Central Bank assured the public Monday that all regular online operations are running smoothly after the IT department foiled an email cyberattack.
This is not the first election to be hit by a cyberattack.