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under attack

being acted against physically or with words She said cuts in spending put education in America under attack.
Related vocabulary: under fire
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of under attack (having physical force used against you)
See also: attack
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These new tools help safeguard enterprise networks from DoS and DDoS attacks by monitoring and limiting suspicious traffic from clients or to servers, and maintain the integrity of mission critical TCP traffic when a network is under attack.
With a growing number of corporate networks and hosted services under attack, we have successfully protected network resources with the NetEnforcer's performance enhancement utilities.