cyberterrorism

noun
cy·​ber·​ter·​ror·​ism | \ ˈsī-bər-ˌter-ər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce cyberterrorism (audio) \

Definition of cyberterrorism

: terrorist activities intended to damage or disrupt vital computer systems

Examples of cyberterrorism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clinterson has certainly constructed the ultimate modern presidential thriller: the world imperiled by global cyberterrorism. Jack Mccallum, SI.com, 27 June 2018 Will hacking and cyberterrorism lead to real-world warfare? Jason Lloyd, Slate Magazine, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of cyberterrorism

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cyberterrorism was in 1994

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“Cyberterrorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyberterrorism. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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cyberterrorism

noun
cy·​ber·​ter·​ror·​ism | \ ˈsī-bər-ˌter-ər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce cyberterrorism (audio) \

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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