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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Russian state bank, Globex has been hit by a 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.
Hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed the responsibility of the hack attack.
government's claim that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy is correct, no one can say they weren't warned.
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.
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.
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.
The answer is obvious if you haven't done it and then suffered from a disastrous hack attack 5587
However, 54 per cent of those businesses polled did admit that, in the event of a virus or hack attack, they were concerned that their back-up systems were inadequate.