A targeted phishing attack that is aimed at wealthy, powerful, or prominent individuals (e.g., C-suite executives such as chief financial officers and chief executive officers, politicians, and celebrities). 18,19,20 But, others use the term “whaling” to mean an attack that involves malicious actors masquerading as such individuals.21 As an example, a malicious actor may masquerade as a hospital’s chief financial officer (“CFO”) and trick the recipient into divulging bank account information, employee information, corporate financial information, and/or transferring funds to an account that is controlled by the actor