Phishing

By: enj

In computing, PHISHING is an attempt to criminally and fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. ebay, PayPal and many online banks are common targets.
Phishing is typically carried out by email or instant messaging, and often directs users to enter details at a website, although phone contact has also been used. Phishing is an example of social engineering technique used to fool users. Attempts to deal with the growing number of reported phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and Technical measures.

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