or cy·ber crime



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

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the illegal use of computers and the internet
crime committed by means of computers or the internet
Derived Formscybercriminal, noun
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