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cybercrook

Syllabification: cy·ber·crook
Pronunciation: /ˈsībərˌkro͝ok
 
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Definition of cybercrook in English:

noun

informal
A person who commits criminal activities by means of computers or the Internet; a cybercriminal: a wireless network set up by cybercrooks to capture any personal and financial information you send over it
More example sentences
  • A cybercrook has admitted to using hacked ATM codes to steal from accounts.
  • One notable attack that's grown more popular is the "friend in distress" scam in which a cybercrook masquerades as a friend stuck in a foreign country in need of money.
  • A cybercrook could instruct the bot to disable your security software or access personal files.

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