WHAT IS PHISHING??
Phishing means fraudulently acquiring personal information of a user
Phishing is usually performed by getting the personal information of a user using online banking and then making wrong use of it
HOW IT IS CARRIED OUT??
In a classical Phishing attack the Phisher sends the user a spam email naming it to be from the trusted organization to verify his\her account The email also contains statements like ‘legal actions threatened’ or ‘closure of account may occur’
Here are a few phrases a phisher uses
“verify your account”
Businesses should not ask you to send passwords, login names, Social Security numbers, or other personal information through e-mail
“Click on the below link to access your account”
these sort of links are usually masked links they might have names similar to the link of the organization but they point to a wrong destination
the masking can be seen when u bring the cursor near the link
A phisher may also use con artisted URLs such as the following are used instead of
HOW PHISHING MAY AFFECT YOU ?? (To Be Continued..)
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