smurfing


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smurf

 (smûrf)
v. smurfed, smurf·ing, smurfs
v.tr.
To disable (a computer network) with a smurf attack.
v.intr.
1. To engage in a smurf attack.
2. Slang To buy as much pseudoephedrine as is legally permitted in each of numerous stores over a wide area in order to obtain enough to produce methamphetamine.

[Sense 1, after the smurf exploit program used to make smurf attacks in the late 1990s. Both senses ultimately after the Smurfs, a race of very small blue gnomelike creatures in comic strips by Belgian comic strip artist Pierre Culliford, later featured in a popular television series.]

smurf′er n.

smurfing

(ˈsmɜːfɪŋ)
n
1. (Communications & Information) 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. (Computer Science) computing the activity of using a specially designed computer program to attack a computer network by flooding it with messages, thereby rendering it inoperable
3. (Banking & Finance) the activity of laundering money by conducting a large number of small transactions through banks and bureaux de change
[C20: (sense 1) from smurf, the name of the type of computer program used to carry out such attacks]
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Illicit activity includes the use of smurfing operations, whereby small amounts of money are deposited or transferred in a specific pattern to avoid detection by government authorities.
On one hand, the new disclosure policy may also be a future deterrent to smurfing, or money laundering by means of breaking up transactions into multiples of smaller transactions to circumvent the ceiling by which they would be reported to money-laundering authorities.
The figures were also skewed by the record-breaking cuckoo smurfing scam in Dundee, which accounted for much of the increase on the previous year.
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OPERATION CONFAB Cuckoo smurfing gang dismantled ANOTHER gang dismantled by Police Scotland's organised crime squad were involved in a moneylaundering scam known as "cuckoo smurfing".
It has been designed to combat practices such as the use of money mules and smurfing, where large transactions are restructured into smaller ones to pass undetected.
100) Smurfing involves using multiple criminals, called the "smurfs," to each open or access individual accounts for under $10,000, in order to bypass financial reporting requirements.
the] avoidance of reporting requirements, usually referred to as smurfing.
But the meth cooks soon came up with a work-around: They organized groups of people to make the rounds of pharmacies, each buying the maximum amount allowed--a practice known as smurfing.
Further advantages for money launderers employing digital value smurfing include the quick conversion of cash to digital value, and the potential to employ different digital value pools such as on-line accounts and Internet payment clearing services.