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hijacking

Seizing unauthorized control of a computer or communications session in order to steal data or compromise the system in some manner. Following are various hijacking terms in this encyclopedia. See hack.

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The editorial did not mention the highjacking or injuries to bus passengers as crimes.
She has chronicled her incredible story of the highjacking, her survival and painful rehabilitation process in her book, "Miles to Go Before I Sleep -- My Grateful Journey Back from the Highjacking of EgyptAir Flight 648.
I believed I was witnessing a highjacking of our airplane.
He found them to be masters of extortion and conspiracy, organizing kidnappings and highjackings, running their mosques for profit, and administering the shakedown rackets.
Indeed, according to the larger tobacco manufacturers, cigarette lorry highjackings, and robberies are now common occurrences across Canada.
That was followed by a rash of highjackings that the Cuban government said was a US-coordinated provocation to justify a naval blockade of the island or even an invasion (see NotiCen, 2003-05-08).
Violence in the South African context has taken many forms, from the violent burglaries to the now notorious highjackings and to the very worrying increase of violence and abuse against women and children, which has also recently received much media attention.
government has accepted the Saudi royal family's refusal to share information about the fifteen Saudi citizens who took part in the September 11 highjackings.
The change would prevent the thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in property damage from the highjackings and attacks from giving New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia skewed crime rates.
Today, for example, one-third of all shipments passing through the former Soviet republics are stolen or pilfered-, frequent truck highjackings present similar problems for firms operating in Mexico.
Moreover, the war has spread to Russia itself, which has suffered the seizure of a hospital in Budennovsk in 1995 and several aircraft highjackings.
For example, since passenger screening was established in the United States, more than 45,000 firearms have been detected, 22,000 persons have been arrested, and nearly 120 highjackings have been prevented.