An online attack is like sneaky digital ninjas targeting everyone – from your next-door neighbor to mega-corporations. Their goals? Swiping financial info, spilling secret data, or just wreaking havoc by trashing data or blocking servers. Remember that infamous 2014 Sony Pictures attack? Yep, that’s one of ’em. But there’ve been loads more newsworthy cyber shenanigans since then. Stay alert, folks, and keep those digital defenses strong!