or cy·ber crime

[ sahy-ber-krahym ]

  1. criminal activity or a crime that involves the internet, a computer system, or computer technology: identity theft, phishing, and other kinds of cybercrime.

Origin of cybercrime

First recorded in 1990–95; cyber- + crime

word story For cybercrime

See internet.

Other words from cybercrime

  • cy·ber·crim·i·nal [sahy-ber-krim-uh-nl], /ˈsaɪ bərˌkrɪm ə nl/, noun, adjective

Words Nearby cybercrime Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cybercrime in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cybercrime


/ (ˈsaɪbəˌkraɪm) /

  1. the illegal use of computers and the internet

  2. crime committed by means of computers or the internet

Derived forms of cybercrime

  • cybercriminal, noun

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