A cyber attack is like a digital heist where sneaky folks target computer networks and systems to spread harmful code. They do this to steal or change information or gain an advantage. You might hear it called a cyber-campaign, cyber-warfare, cyber-terrorism, or an online attack.

Think of it as digital bandits running amok in the virtual world. These attacks have gotten trickier over time. There is now super smart software that keeps law enforcement playing catch-up. In a nutshell, cyber-attacks are digital wrongdoings that mess with our precious data and give everyone a headache.