This generator was made primarily in reaction to non-technical students trying to compare technical problems to real-world events. Most of these comments were made with little to no regard for the severity of some of these real catastrophes, and it seemed that these students were sometimes even doing this in an attempt to imply they had more technical knowledge than they really did.
These remarks were often made casually as well, like the events were no big deal. "I think that the Target breach is a good indicator of the possibility of a cyber 9/11." "Well, I have a feeling that we'll see a cyber Pearl Harbor in the next couple of years." Even the class slides weren't spared from these buzzwords, the word "cyberhurricane" was arguably invented by these slides. Ironically, if you attempted to use "cyberhurricane" as part of an answer in your homework, you would have points taken off.
Overall, this generator isn't something that is directed at a particular student, professor, or class. And even in the group of students that often made these remarks there are some who recognized the sheer ridiculousness of such statements and avoided behaving likewise.
Buzzwords don't help anyone. With this particular case, they only add hyperbole to a situation that is far from dire. They serve no practical purpose other than to draw attention.