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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It was the third in a spate of cyber attacks affecting TalkTalk in eight months, with incidents in August and February resulting in customers' data being stolen.
A 20-year-old man arrested in connection with the cyber attack on TalkTalk has been released on bail.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council issued a statement, "Cyber Attacks Involving Extortion," Tuesday alerting financial institutions of the increasing frequency and severity of this particular breed of cyber attacks.
Global Banking News-September 29, 2015--S&P says cyber attacks could threaten bank credit ratings
Despite the frequent efforts made by hackers, the cyber attack has failed to leave any impact on the data system," a statement released by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology said.
Hitachi has either prevented or defended against cyber attacks through HIRT (Hitachi Incident Response Team), its internal security expert group, and has continued efforts to share cyber threat data between companies and other organizations, establishing the "HIRT Lab" in the Research & Development Group in October 2013.
While Sony grapples with the fallout of the cyber attack, it's a good idea for everyone else to dust off those property & casualty insurance policies and read the fine print.
It's additionally reported that 31% of all cyber attacks are aimed at companies with less than 250 employees.
48% of respondents say China has the most advanced capabilities for state-sponsored cyber attacks, while 33% believe the U.
The evidence we received leaves us concerned that with the armed forces now so dependent on information and communications technology, should such systems suffer a sustained cyber attack, their ability to operate could be fatally compromised," the committee said.
In a lecture in Abu Dhabi last night, Laila Hassan Al Otaiba, researcher at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies, warned that the UAE's connectivity made it "vulnerable to cyber attacks from anywhere and anyone".
Another reason that it is so difficult to develop domestic and international legislation around cybersecurity issues is that it is often hard to pinpoint exactly who the perpetrators of a cyber attack are and therefore how to respond to them.