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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A "cruel and calculating" cyber criminal who took part in a massive TalkTalk hack attack and blackmailed former chief executive Dido Harding has been locked up for four years.
The research paper, 'Hack Attack: Police Under Pressure', published last week, reveals that 14 police forces have launched a total of 2,547 investigations into reports of computer and social media hacking over the last two financial years, according to data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
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.
Hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed the responsibility of the hack attack.
Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy was the latest victim of a hack attack, according MBC.net.
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.
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.
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.
"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." Al-Magdi was relieved to find that her account was safe.