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vandal

A program that performs a clandestine or malicious function such as extracting a user's password or other data or erasing the hard disk. A vandal differs from a virus, which attaches itself to an existing executable program. The vandal is the full executing entity itself which can be downloaded from the Internet in the form of an ActiveX control, Java applet, browser plug-in or email attachment. See virus.
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The bikes have been modified to curb thefts and vandalism.
Improvements to the bikes since the fleet was launched include better GPS tracking to reduce thefts and vandalism.
Setting fire to a house is much more than an act of vandalism and if insurers want to exclude such damage from coverage they had best use the term "arson" in policy exclusions, the U.S.
MONEYSUPERMARKET's consumer affairs spokesperson Rachel Wait said: "Only one in four victims of vandalism decide to report the incident to their insurance company, possibly due to concerns about losing their no-claims discount.
So far this year, there have been 135 incidents recorded as vandalism in schools across Aberdeen.
Acting City Administrator Adrian Salvador said the reward was to intensify the campaign of the city government against vandalism in the locality.
It said: "The Low Hill neighbourhood team is aware of posts being shared on Facebook regarding possible vandalism towards items placed around the graves at Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium.
'He claimed the acts of vandalism of the food and drinks incurred losses of up to RM30,' Nilai police chief Superintendent Mohd Nor Marzukee Besar told Malay daily Harian Metro today.
There were also three other incidents of Vandalism or theft which delayed 29 trains for a total of three hours.
The fire to the iconic church, however, may have raised awareness to a rash of vandalism to French churches. A total of 875 of France's 42,258 churches were vandalized in 2018, with a small fire set to the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris in March, according to French police.
Analysis of Network Rail data shows that there were 1,013 train delays that were due to vandalism or theft at Birmingham train stations in the 12 months to 23 June 2018.
Analysis of Network Rail data shows that there were 511 delays that were due to vandalism or theft atCheshiretrain stations in the 12 months to June 23, 2018.