Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to the Internet; alternative spelling of cyber-.
  • adj. Cybergoth.
  • v. To engage in cybersex.

Etymologies

Originally from cybernetics before becoming a stand alone word. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I've talked in a previous posting about the term "cyber attack" and why I don't particularly like it -- because in many cases it's very difficult to tell whether you've been attacked.

    Henry Harrison: How Do You Tell When You're Under Cyber Attack?

  • In my view, what Kathy has endured has gone beyond cyberbullying - much of it would warrant the term cyber-rape.

    Stop cyberbullying

  • A: I dislike the term cyber war because it draws an analogy between physical explosives killing people and bits being manipulated on people's computers.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • His other point, that the term cyber warfare is strewn about ad nauseum, is correct.

    Site Home

  • Schneier's article, and the crux of his point, is that the term cyber war and the threat of cyber warfare has been greatly exaggerated.

    Site Home

  • But even if you add the word "cyber" to bullying, it's still bullying.

    Larry Magid: Technology Doesn't Cause Bullying and -- Despite Claims -- It Can't Prevent It

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We really need to recruit the private sector folks as part of what I call a cyber militia to be standing ready to defend our country against strategic attack.

    CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2008

  • This term cyber warfare sounds kind of, you know amorphous, kind of hard to get your hands around it, but the U.S.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2008

  • They fear the U.S. is no better prepared for the likes of what they call a cyber-Pearl Harbor than FEMA was for Hurricane Katrina.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2006

  • He said there is little doubt among cyber security specialists that the Chinese government is behind much of what he called cyber "piracy" and urged the United States and its allies to pressure Beijing to stop.

    The Seattle Times

Comments

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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 tomdispatch.com, 9 June 2009.

    June 10, 2009

  • (adj) : pertaining to the internet;

    June 3, 2008

  • December 9, 2006