What is Phishing?
- Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person in email or other communication channels. The attacker uses phishing emails to distribute malicious links or attachments that can perform a variety of functions, including the extraction of login credentials or account information from victims.
- Phishing is popular with cybercriminals, as it is far easier to trick someone into clicking a malicious link in a seemingly legitimate phishing email than trying to break through a computer's defences.
- One of the ways that online hackers and scammers try to get information from customers is through phishing emails.
- Phishing emails are fraudulent emails that are made to look like legitimate emails from a person or company you may work with, but they are really from a malicious person trying to obtain important information from you.