cyberheist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ heist

Noun[edit]

cyberheist (plural cyberheists)

  1. A robbery that takes place in cyberspace or on the Internet.
    • 1998, PC World (volume 16, issues 7-9, page 487)
      With a little effort, you can avoid falling victim to a cyberheist.
    • 2006, Newsweek (volume 147, issues 1-13, page 161)
      They need Ford's expertise to pull off a cyberheist.
    • 2010, Richard L. Daft, Dorothy Marcic, Understanding Management
      The banking community is plagued by sensational cyberheists []