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Synonyms for attack

Synonyms for attack

to start work on vigorously

Synonyms

a method used in dealing with something

a sudden and often acute manifestation of a disease

Synonyms for attack

an offensive move in a sport or game

intense adverse criticism

ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation

a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)

take the initiative and go on the offensive

begin to injure

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Numerical weakness comes from having to prepare against possible attacks; numerical strength, from compelling our adversary to make these preparations against us.
"Then we must try to find some reason why he attacked Lady Arabella."
If there were anything in recent juxtaposition to the attacked which would carry the scent, surely that would supply the missing cause."
I ask you because one ancient name of the house lived in by the lady who was attacked by the mongoose was 'The Lair of the White Worm.' If any of these things be so, our difficulties have multiplied indefinitely.
He would never have dared to attack her at that hour, if he had not found her alone.
If that were so, how was it that Mademoiselle had been attacked after?
After she had been attacked she had only time to hide the traces of the man's fingers on her neck and to hurry to the laboratory.
Thus adjured, after taking hasty counsel with Good and Sir Henry, I delivered my opinion briefly to the effect that, being trapped, our best chance, especially in view of the failure of our water supply, was to initiate an attack upon Twala's forces.
The arrangements for attack thus briefly indicated were set in motion with a rapidity that spoke well for the perfection of the Kukuana military system.
While 60 percent of all ransomware attacks have come from endpoint infections, one-third of all attacks target corporate servers, which can result in attacks that are far more compromising than an endpoint attack.
During a panic attack, it can feel as if you're going crazy or going to lose it.
The report contains observations and insights derived from DDoS attack mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services from Jan.
The history of DDoS attack events is full of "legendary" stories, with the first DDoS attack dating back to 1988 when Robert Morris wrote a self-replicating computer pro-gram (the Morris worm) which had a major impact on the Internet.
Rather than just hit with a massive DDoS strike, multi-vector attacks are more alarming because they require dexterity, familiarity with attack methods, and they can also be used as a smokescreen to insert malware and sneak out sensitive company information, Foster added.
In the denial-of-service attack, the attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing information or services.