the practice of sending fraudulent e-mails to extract financial data from computer users for purposes of identity theft, by mimicking a sender that the recipient knows
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
How to use spear-phishing in a sentence
I wrote a piece in 2011 that was used in what appeared to be an Iranian spear phishing attack.Were the Chinese the ‘State-Sponsored Attackers’ Trying to Hack Me? | Eli Lake | February 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Chinese also are known for something called “spear phishing.”Were the Chinese the ‘State-Sponsored Attackers’ Trying to Hack Me? | Eli Lake | February 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This technique, known as “spear phishing,” is a favored tactic of organized crime.
China was recently accused of using spear phishing to spy on activists associated with the Dalai Lama.