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whaling

whaling
 n.— «The malware is remarkable both for its sweep—in computer jargon, it has not been merely “phishing” for random consumers’ information, but “whaling” for particular important targets—and for its Big Brother-style capacities. It can, for example, turn on the camera and audio-recording functions of an infected computer, enabling monitors to see and hear what goes on in a room.» —“Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries” by John Markoff in Toronto New York Times Mar. 28, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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