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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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Photos of the hijacker in Montreal Canadien jersey were posted on Twitter
Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday, airport police said, adding that passengers and crew were safe.
According to airport sources, the hijacker forced to the aircraft to land in Geneva, seeking political asylum in the European nation The hijacker forced the pilot to change course of the flight, originally due to Rome, to land it at Geneva international airport with the intention to seek political asylum in the country, the sources said.
Two groups of kin of the hijackers earlier came to Japan.
When the hijacker, an avid player of flight simulation games, demanded he be allowed to pilot the plane, the captain's strategy of cooperation reached its limit.
11 attacks, federal investigators concluded that Ahmed was the operation's paymaster -- the "financial guru," in the words of one top FBI official, who sent money to the hijackers for living expenses, flight school tuition and plane tickets.
Authorities believe a body recovered in a section of the cockpit of ones of the planes found among the rubble is one of the hijackers.
The Justice Department originally had said there had been 18 hijackers but later it emerged that there had been five hijackers, not four, on American Airlines Flight 77, the aircraft which hit the Pentagon.
It seems as though the Federal Aviation Administration has no real procedure to deal with hijackers.
The 28-year-old hijacker, an avid player of flight simulation computer games, told police investigators he had ordered the pilot to fly below the clouds because there were no clouds in the computer flight simulation games he had played, the sources said.
In addition, the FBI botched the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called "20th hijacker," that its Minneapolis field office wanted vigorously to pursue.
The video shows an airport security guard hand-checking the baggage of Nawaf al-Hazmi for traces of explosives before letting him continue with his brother Salem, a fellow hijacker in the 2001 plot.