Cyberattacks — “We had one of our top cyberattack experts at AP talk to us. They were unanimous that the word is greatly overused for things like hacking. We caution that the word cyberattack should be used only for significant and widespread destruction,” Froke said.
via AP style for first time allows use of they as singular pronoun | ACES: The Society for Editing
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One of the interesting points in latest updates was that the term cyber attack was overused and often only in minor incidents and that the term should be reserved for significant issues.
Now if we could get the AP to define cyber, hack, hacker, breach, and all the other frequently misused security terms, we could be onto a winner!