cyberterrorism

noun
cy·ber·ter·ror·ism | \ ˈsī-bər-ˌter-ər-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of cyberterrorism 

: terrorist activities intended to damage or disrupt vital computer systems

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Clinterson has certainly constructed the ultimate modern presidential thriller: the world imperiled by global cyberterrorism. Jack Mccallum, SI.com, "The President Is Golfing," 27 June 2018 Will hacking and cyberterrorism lead to real-world warfare? Jason Lloyd, Slate Magazine, "Want to Help Shape the Future?," 5 Sep. 2017 In Japan, the government’s Computer Emergency Response Team said as many as 2,000 computers at 600 companies were affected by the ransomware, and the government set up a new crisis management office to deal with cyberterrorism. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack," 16 May 2017 In Japan, the government’s Computer Emergency Response Team said as many as 2,000 computers at 600 companies were affected by the ransomware, and the government set up a new crisis management office to deal with cyberterrorism. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack," 16 May 2017 In Japan, the government’s Computer Emergency Response Team said as many as 2,000 computers at 600 companies were affected by the ransomware, and the government set up a new crisis management office to deal with cyberterrorism. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack," 16 May 2017 In Japan, the government’s Computer Emergency Response Team said as many as 2,000 computers at 600 companies were affected by the ransomware, and the government set up a new crisis management office to deal with cyberterrorism. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack," 15 May 2017 But with the motives of hackers fast evolving — from cyberterrorism to industry espionage to disrupting operations to stealing field data — risks are rising fast, along with the stakes, the report found. Giacomo Tognini, Bloomberg.com, "Hackers Hit 75% of Drillers as Sketchy Monitoring Is Blamed," 26 June 2017 In Japan, the government’s Computer Emergency Response Team said as many as 2,000 computers at 600 companies were affected by the ransomware, and the government set up a new crisis management office to deal with cyberterrorism. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack," 16 May 2017

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1994, in the meaning defined above

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cyberterrorism

noun
cy·ber·ter·ror·ism | \ ˈsī-bər-ˌter-ər-ˌi-zəm \

Legal Definition of cyberterrorism 

: terrorist activities intended to damage or disrupt vital computer systems

Other words from cyberterrorism

cyberterrorist \-ˌter-ər-ist \ noun

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