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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Washington accused Tehran of stepping up cyber attacks.
The figure for businesses was actually down from 43 per cent in 2017/18, while charities experienced a rise in cyber attacks that was up from 19 per cent over the same period.
The unit had planned for volumes to be "somewhat below" the year-ago levels, but the cyber attack further reduced its output, it added.
Cyber attacks on businesses around the globe are on the rise, as well as the losses they inflict.
He said despite enactment of cyber act, journalists were facing so many hindrances to pursue a case regarding cyber attacks and process to registration of complaints to FIA was also cumbersome and time consuming.
The State Bank needs to introduce latest technology to strengthen cyber security in order to shun such cyber attacks since the occurrence of such attacks may lead to a greater loss in future.
However, when PakCERT investigated the cyber attack, it emerged that data of almost 20,000 debit cards was compromised- this may also explain the messages some of you have received from your banks recently, informing your card has been blocked for international transactions for security reasons.
Yet the United States faces adversaries who have already shown their ability to employ cyber attack capabilities and act without regard for the proliferation of unintended effects.
A directive from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in July had asked banks to tighten security measures following the cyber attack on SingHealth.
Azari Jahromi said that there are some hackers in Iran similar to other countries, but meantime, condemned any cyber attack against other countries' infrastructures, reminding that such moves leave negative impacts on people's welfare and everyday life.
A separate Qualtrics survey of 510 IT decision-makers on cybersecurity found that 15 percent of respondents thought WannaCry was not a known cyber attack, while 14 percent thought the same of NotPetya.
As the nation has seen, banks and government offices have also come under cyber attack.