cyberhacker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ hacker

Noun[edit]

cyberhacker (plural cyberhackers)

  1. A computer hacker; one who breaks into computer systems.
    • 2002, William M. Evan, Mark Manion, Minding the machines: preventing technological disasters
      On February 8, 2000, a cyberhacker attacked Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, CNN, and Buy.com, closing them for several hours.
    • 2003, Robert Guttmann, Cybercash: the coming era of electronic money (page 99)
      Another possible approach to internet security focusing on hardware rather than relying on encryption software is the idea of shielding machines themselves from cyberhackers who usually commit their misdeeds by invading user software.

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