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crimeware

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌɪmwɛː
 
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Definition of crimeware in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A type of malicious software designed to carry out or facilitate illegal online activity: old-school malware written for glory has given way to a new era of ‘crimeware’ designed for spamming, data theft, or extortion
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  • There are few viable options to combat crimeware's success in undermining today's technologies.
  • Many - if not most - of the people benefiting from crimeware are simply not getting caught.
  • We now have a limitless number of individual criminals or hostile states from around the globe capable of using crimeware within our technologies.

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