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spear phish

[ speer-fish ]
/ ˈspɪər ˌfɪʃ /
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verb (used without object)

to phish by sending personalized email that appears to be from someone the recipient knows but which is really luring the recipient to open a malicious website: How can we make it harder for them to spear phish?

verb (used with object)

to make (someone) a victim in this way: My name was being used to spear phish my Facebook friends.

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Origin of spear phish

First recorded in 2005–10; spear1 + phish

OTHER WORDS FROM spear phish

spear phish·er, noun
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