Definition of cybercriminal in US English:

cybercriminal

noun

  • See cybercrime

    • ‘Security vendor Symantec warns about commercialisation of malware - cybercriminals prefer cash to fun, so various kinds of information-stealing software are used more actively.’
    • ‘With companies doing more business on the internet and cybercriminals becoming ever more sophisticated, the number of information security risks will continue to mount.’
    • ‘As the distinction is erased between foreign foe and domestic opponent, cyberterrorist and cybercriminal, the relationship between this country's citizens and their military is being turned upside down.’
    • ‘Once activated, the worm turns off all anti-virus protection, allows cybercriminals to access the computer by installing a backdoor Trojan and sends itself to all contacts in the address book.’
    • ‘He found that thousands of infected machines are contacting a US-based server daily and a portion of these are writing to a keylogger file, which is periodically harvested by cybercriminals.’