cybercrime

or cy·ber crime

[ sahy-ber-krahym ]
/ ˈsaɪ bərˌkraɪm /

noun

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

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Origin of cybercrime

First recorded in 1990–95; cyber- + crime

historical usage of cybercrime

See internet.

OTHER WORDS FROM cybercrime

cy·ber·crim·i·nal [sahy-ber-krim-uh-nl], /ˈsaɪ bərˌkrɪm ə nl/, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cybercrime

cybercrime
/ (ˈsaɪbəˌkraɪm) /

noun

the illegal use of computers and the internet
crime committed by means of computers or the internet

Derived forms of cybercrime

cybercriminal, noun
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