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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 hijackers were armed with at least one pump-action shotgun, which they were seen firing out of a bus window.
All 58 passengers - including the hijackers - and six crew, along with 125 Pentagon employees, died when the flight crashed into the building.
But then, amid sounds of a struggle, a hijacker asks, "There is something, a fight?
Groans are then heard in the cockpit before a hijacker says: "Everything is fine.
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.
Jana also reported that several Sudanese officials were among the passengers released by the hijackers, including Yaqub al-Malik Mohamed Yaqub, the tribal affairs adviser at the Provisional Authority in Darfur.
August 27, 2008 (TRIPOLI) -- The hijackers of the Sudanese plane have no connection with a Darfur rebel movement as it was said yesterday, said the director of the company operating the hijacked Boeing.
Earlier in the day, negotiations held between Libyan authorities and the hijackers.
Washington, Jan ( ANI ): Radical American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may have purchased tickets for some of the hijackers for air travel in advance of the September 11 attacks, new documents have revealed.
The Bible-carrying hijacker used a juice can he said was a bomb to hold the 103 passengers and crew on the tarmac for more than an hour.
One reason for the designation is apparently that the regime continues to shelter the Yodo hijackers.
The core members of the cell, including hijackers Mohamed Atta, Marwan al Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah, and alleged key planner Ramzi bin al-Shibh, formed in the city in the mid-1990s before going to the US to join flight schools to train for their deadly mission.