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  • adjective Pertaining to the Internet; alternative spelling of cyber-.
  • adjective informal Cybergoth.
  • verb slang To engage in cybersex.


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Originally from cybernetics before becoming a stand alone word.


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  • (adj) : pertaining to the internet;

    June 3, 2008

  • "As it happens, cyberwar was a Washington preoccupation under President George W. Bush, too. Last year, his Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell warned that a cyberattack on a U.S. bank 'would have an order of magnitude greater impact on the global economy' than September 11, 2001, and he compared the potential ability of cybercriminals to threaten the U.S. money supply to a nuclear weapon."

    - Frida Berrigan, Cyberscares About Cyberwars Equal Cybermoney, 9 June 2009.

    June 10, 2009

  • Well, except that estimates of damage from cyberattacks always seem to be about ten times higher than anyone can prove. It's almost like they take a fairly plausible number and multiply it by some unknown factor to come up with "impact on the global economy."

    *eyerolling not at bilby's post but at our eminent leaders*

    June 10, 2009

  • The point of the article is that threat of cyber attack is now a major lever used by defence agencies to prise money from the government.

    June 10, 2009

  • Yes, that's clear from the title. It's something they've been doing for years, though certainly they're getting more now.

    June 10, 2009