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cyber- British & World English

Relating to electronic communication networks and virtual reality

cyber British & World English

Relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality

Cyber Monday British & World English

(In the US) the Monday following Thanksgiving, promoted by online retailers as a day for exceptional bargains

cyberlaw British & World English

Laws, or a specific law, relating to Internet and computer offenses, especially fraud or copyright infringement

cybersex British & World English

Sexual arousal using computer technology, especially by wearing virtual reality equipment or by exchanging messages with another person via the Internet

cyberwar British & World English

The use of computer technology to disrupt the activities of a state or organization, especially the deliberate attacking of communication systems by another state or organization

cyberattack British & World English

An attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or system

cybercafe British & World English

Another term for Internet cafe.

cybercast British & World English

Another term for webcast.

cybercrime British & World English

Criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet

cybercrook British & World English

A person who commits criminal activities by means of computers or the Internet; a cybercriminal

cyberspying British & World English

Another term for cyberespionage.

cyberthreat British & World English

The possibility of a malicious attempt to damage or disrupt a computer network or system

cyberculture British & World English

The social conditions brought about by the widespread use of computer networks for communication, entertainment, and business

cyberbullying British & World English

The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature

cyberespionage British & World English

The use of computer networks to gain illicit access to confidential information, typically that held by a government or other organization

cybersquatting British & World English

The practice of registering names, especially well-known company or brand names, as Internet domains, in the hope of reselling them at a profit

cyberstalking British & World English

The repeated use of electronic communications to harass or frighten someone, for example by sending threatening emails

cyberterrorism British & World English

The politically motivated use of computers and information technology to cause severe disruption or widespread fear


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