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    #1

    'cyber-attack' as a verb

    Hey guys,

    Could you tell me, if it is somehow possible to use 'cyber-attack' as a verb? Normally the word 'attack' could be used as a verb, however 'cyber-attack' seems more like a noun, so I cannot figure out how transform it. I have had different ideas, like:

    1) 'to do cyber-attack'
    2) 'to commit cyber-attack'
    3) 'to conduct cyber-attack'
    4) 'to launch cyber-attack'
    5) ..anything else?

    However I am not sure which one is right because I am not a native speaker of English.
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: 'cyber-attack' as a verb

    It is not a verb in any of your examples.

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    #3

    Re: 'cyber-attack' as a verb

    I am well aware that is not a verb in my sentences, but I want to use it as predicate, for example, 'Russia cyberattacked the US' but it does not sound right. Somehow 'Russia conducted cyber attack against the US' seems more appropriate but that is why I want to know which of these versions I should use.

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    #4

    Re: 'cyber-attack' as a verb

    I am not a teacher.

    Since a cyberattack is the result of something done by a hacker, the verb to hack, in one of its forms, should do the trick.

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    #5

    Re: 'cyber-attack' as a verb

    Launched a cyber-attack works for me.

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