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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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And Essex Chief Constable David Stevens - who was in charge of the Stansted operation - said it was still unclear what the motive for the hijack was.
In November 2010, Iranian security forces foiled an attempted hijack of a plane bound for the Syrian capital, Damascus.
We implemented the hijack arrest procedure as we didn't know if it's a hijacker or not.
The men involved in the hijack were: Mohammed Safi, 35; Ali Safi, 37; Abdul Shohab, 23; Taimur Shah, 30; Nazamuddin Mohammidy, 29; Abdul Ghayur, 26; Mohammed Kazin, 28; Mohammed Showaib, 28, and Reshad Ahmadi, 19.
Authorities searched it for explosives but found nothing No possible motive for the hijack attempt is yet known.
Haeggstroem said he has not ruled out a charge of planning to hijack a plane, and had imposed a travel ban on Chatty and ordered him to report to police during the next month.
They plan to hijack an aircraft departing from Kathmandu and ram it into targets in New Delhi, the newspapers said.
MARCH1981 (13 days): Gunmen hijack Pakistani jet to Damascus.
The hijack of MT Fairchem Bogey has happened right under the nose of the Salalah port authorities.
Airports have been put on high alert and anti- hijack and anti- sabotage checks have been increased.
Christopher Connors, 31, was accused of hijacking three cars and attempting to hijack a Volkswagen Polo during last Thursday's 18-hour rampage.
Attackers could hijack computer users over a company's internal network as users visit e-commerce sites and intercept their information.