hack attack

hack attack

(jargon)
(Possibly by analogy with "Big Mac Attack" from advertisements for the McDonald's fast-food chain; the variant "big hack attack" is reported) Nearly synonymous with hacking run, though the latter more strongly implies an all-nighter.
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Bungling telecoms giant TalkTalk has announced free upgrades to prevent a customer exodus in the wake of a cyber hack attack.
An unprecedented hack attack to which the Central Election Commission of Bulgaria and several ministries were exposed on local elections day last week will not affect voting results, officials say.
Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy was the latest victim of a hack attack, according MBC.
would respond ''in a place and manner and time that we choose'' to the hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government.
TEHRAN (FNA)- North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the US into the hack attack against Sony Pictures, according to the state news agency, KCNA.
3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- George Clooney has identified his next project to direct: an adaptation of the book Hack Attack, journalist Nick Davies' account of the British phone hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's news empire.
Norwegain government-owned Statoil, seems to be the main target of what's called as the country's largest ever hack attack.
In his excellent account of the hacking crisis which led to its closure, Nick Davies, writes in Hack Attack that reporters particularly dreaded Tuesday mornings when their ideas would be rubbished.
The hack attack, luring users to click on snapfroot.
I was alarmed when I saw a direct message or DM from my friend informing me about the hack attack and advising me to reset my password.
Journalist Nick Davies, who has worked closely with Mr Watson on the phone-hacking affair, is also writing a book, provisionally titled Hack Attack, to be released next autumn.
Though Lockheed claims the recent hack attack did not compromise the data on its customers, programs or employees as its cyber security team had detected the attack "almost immediately" and had taken "aggressive actions" to protect its computer network, the attack has exposed the vulnerability of companies and shows how cyber espionage is evolving and could become more of a serious threat to governments and companies in the near future.