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Whaling is a fraud using the names of legitimate senior executives and forged (spoofed) email addresses to induce employees to send sensitive documents or money to the fraudsters.

Whaling can be considered to be a variant on 'phishing' frauds, potentially with larger criminal proceeds.

Hence the name.

See also