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smurfing

/ˈsmɜːfɪŋ/
noun
1.
(computing) the activity of using a specially designed computer program to attack a computer network by flooding it with messages, thereby rendering it inoperable
2.
the activity of laundering money by conducting a large number of small transactions through banks and bureaux de change
Word Origin
C20: (sense 1) from smurf, the name of the type of computer program used to carry out such attacks
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