I've read online that it is a time-based attack, but not much other information was given. Can someone explain the definition of a Cinderella attack to me?

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Cinderella attack: A cyber-attack that disables security software by manipulating the network internal clock time so a security software license expires prematurely rendering the target network vulnerable to cyber-attack.

Extracted from the book: Cybersecurity Lexicon

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    the carriage turns into a pumpkin at midnight...
    – dandavis
    Apr 26, 2017 at 22:29

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