cyberterrorism

noun

cy·​ber·​ter·​ror·​ism ˈsī-bər-ˌter-ər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce cyberterrorism (audio)
: terrorist activities intended to damage or disrupt vital computer systems

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Decades later, The Net's themes of identity theft, cyberterrorism, and misinformation feel prescient, for better or for worse. Terry Terrones, EW.com, 25 Aug. 2022 Watts will share his expertise on cyberterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 June 2022 Watts will share his expertise on cyberterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 June 2022 Watts will share his expertise on cyberterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 June 2022 Watts will share his expertise on cyberterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 June 2022 Watts will share his expertise on cyberterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 June 2022 Watts will share his expertise on cyberterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 June 2022 Watts will share his expertise on cyberterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 7 Feb. 2023.

Legal Definition

cyberterrorism

noun
cy·​ber·​ter·​ror·​ism ˈsī-bər-ˌter-ər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce cyberterrorism (audio)
: terrorist activities intended to damage or disrupt vital computer systems
cyberterrorist
-ˌter-ər-ist
noun
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