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cyberterrorism

or cyber terrorism

[sahy-ber-ter-uh-riz-uh m] /ˌsaɪ bərˈtɛr əˌrɪz əm/
1.
computer-based attacks aimed at disabling vital computer systems so as to intimidate, coerce, or harm a government or section of the population.
Origin of cyberterrorism
1990-1995
1990-95; cyber- + terrorism
Related forms
cyberterrorist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cyberterrorism

cyberterrorism

/ˈsaɪbəˌtɛrərɪzəm/
noun
1.
the illegal use of computers and the internet to achieve some goal
Derived Forms
cyberterrorist, noun
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Contemporary definitions for cyberterrorism
noun

terrorism conducted in cyberspace, where criminals attempt to disrupt computer or telecommunications service

Word Origin

cyber- 'cybernetics' + terrorism

Usage Note

computing

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