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Word of the Day: Spearphishing

spearfishingSpearphishing (v):  To catch or try to catch one particular VIP target in a cyberscam in an attempt to gain access to their (presumably high-value) networks and information.

E.g., a cleverly-crafted Trojan Horse PDF regarding an actual event using zero-day exploits to hand over the keys to the kingdom to a nefarious agent.