bad actor


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bad actor

A person, animal, or element that is unreliable, unruly, and prone to troublesome or quarrelsome behavior. The class was full of bad actors, always fighting and causing trouble. The neighbors have quite a bad actor for a dog; it's constantly trying to fight with our dogs.
See also: actor, bad
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While cyber risks exist for all businesses, the amount of financial transactions and the corresponding monetary opportunities for cyber criminals make financial institutions a prime target for bad actors. Chubb says that proprietary claims data from its Chubb Cyber Index shows that the median cost of a cyber incident has doubled for financial institutions in the past three years.
If you do so, this bad actor will have the opportunity to infect your computer network with malware.
Bad actors at the very top seriously affect the behaviour of all others.
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."
And there is a very obvious benefit to openly pursuing such a strategy -- if employees and bad actors know about an organisation's anti-fraud monitoring and surveillance, they are likely to move onto "softer" targets.
* SEC staff members keep complete, public records of all waiver requests (formal and informal) and create a public database of all disqualified bad actors.
As part of triage, Holland says that Harsco considered whether a document hold would put a bad actor on alert and force his or her hand.
Another potential harsher penalty could be the greater use of "bad actor" bars against financial firms that break the rules, which would limit their ability to sell investors stakes in private offerings.
I felt if I give a bad shot they would feel I am a bad actor.
HOLLYWOOD star Hugh Grant joked that he was a bad actor while speaking out against Rupert Murdoch's appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Why protect the identity of a bad actor? Even if the harmed is unsure whether it was intentional, why not honestly share the experience and divulge the name?
It's 'You're fat, you're ugly, you don't have a career any more, you're a bad actor"' Actress Reese Witherspoon, who now does not read about herself on the internet "I've picked up really bad habits.
"Maybe the rule in the United States is that you can only be in polities if you're a bad actor. That's probably going to be on the AP right now and the one quote that gets everywhere from this," she said.
Moreover, apoE-IV appears to be a bad actor in Alzheimer's disease, although the mechanism for that is unclear (SN: 5/18/96, p.