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cyberespionage Syllabification: cy·ber·es·pi·o·nage
Pronunciation: /ˌsībərˈespēəˌnäZH/ /-ˌnäj/

Definition of cyberespionage in English:


The use of computer networks to gain illicit access to confidential information, typically that held by a government or other organization: improving cybersecurity across government agencies is crucial given the increase in cyberespionage
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  • If passed, the law would require an annual report to list the countries involved in cyberespionage, along with highlighting the worst offenders.
  • In a larger sense, though, the controversy over cyberespionage suggests somber trends at the top of government.
  • With both nations heavily involved in cyberespionage, there can be little doubt of the urgency in dealing with this critical issue.

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