bad actor


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bad actor

n.
One that frequently misbehaves or is a source of difficulty: "Phosphorus is not the only bad actor in lake eutrophication" (Chemical Week).
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"Generally, the bad actor then explores the victim's computer systems extensively before deploying iEncrypt.
This bad actor goes onto claim he has also gained access to your contact file.
Fans will be able to catch the Breaking Bad actor when he performs at Genting Arena - soon to become Resorts World Arena - on Friday, March 1, 2019.
"I think one of the things that's especially striking about the Kavanaugh case is that it's never just him; it's him and other friends, so you really get the sense that we're not just looking at one bad actor here, but one bad actor amidst a whole bunch of bad actors and a culture that seems to suggest to boys and men that if you harass and assault women as a teenager -- no big deal.
Meanwhile, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said, "When we look at the situation that seems to be unfolding in Iraq right now, it's important to point out what a bad actor Iran has been in the region, around the world, and in that country in particular." She stressed, "Iran continues to meddle, Iran remains a bad actor in the region and in Iraq as well," she told reporters.
A personal theory is that at some point, a bad actor for his selfish motive threw the first stone, and thereafter all hell broke loose.
We have a bad actor in ZTE...President (Donald Trump) did this as a personal favor to the president of China as a way of showing some good will."
Summary: Washington DC [United States], Mar 17 (ANI): White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said that Russia needs to determine "whether or not they want to be a good actor or a bad actor."
It is not realistic for you to stop every bad actor, as some will inevitably slip through the net.
The group includes Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte, Olympian Sharron Davies, and former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh.
The Bad Actor Disqualification Act of 2017 ensures that the SEC "protects investors from bad actors by implementing a rigorous, fair, and public process for waiving automatic disqualification provisions in the law," Waters said.
Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte is in the line-up for Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympics at Rio 2016.