dead-drop

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A hijacked PC or server used to store personal data stolen by keyloggers, spyware or viruses.

Criminal hackers prefer to keep their distance from such incriminating data. Dead drops are usually found and shut down within a few days of the associated phishing e-mails being sent out.

Last updated: 2020-05-02

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