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smurf attack

An assault on a network that floods it with excessive messages in order to impede normal traffic. It is accomplished by sending ping requests (ICMP echo requests) to a broadcast address on the target network or an intermediate network. The return address is spoofed to the victim's address. Since a broadcast address is picked up by all nodes on the subnet, it functions like an amplifier, generating hundreds of responses from one request and eventually causing a traffic overload. See denial-of-service attack, flooding and ICMP.
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d) Smurfing involves the process of making numerous cash deposits into several bank accounts.
100) See Leyva, supra note 9, at 64 (postulating the growth of digital value smurfing concurrent with the growth of mobile payments, because of the unchecked, limitless number of accounts accessible to criminals through m-payments).
Tom Jensen, the Republican sponsor of the prescription bill, is an attorney who recently represented a family friend's daughter, arrested for smurfing.
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2009-S0787-007, SITUATION REPORT: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SMURFING FUELS SURGE IN LARGE-SCALE METHAMPHETAMINE PRODUCTION IN CALIFORNIA 1 (2009), available at http://www.
176) Smurfing is accomplished by breaking a large transaction into multiple, smaller transactions which would fall below the $10,000 CTR threshold.
The robbers would be likely to contact organised crime syndicates to set up such a large Smurfing operation, giving them a significant cut of the proceeds, he added.
The smaller sums then can be deposited in a variety of banks; this is known as smurfing.
Such layering techniques as smurfing, or conducting multiple cash deposits or wire transfers for amounts under the standard $10,000 reporting requirement for a Currency Transaction Report, are the most popular devices.