Phishing attack

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

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In a phishing attack malicious hackers try to obtain the victim’s sensitive information (such as website credentials, online banking login details and credit card numbers) by masquerading a trusted entity such as a bank. A practical example of this is when an attacker sends a spam email that impersonates a bank to the victim with links to a website similar to that of the bank, asking for the login details. If the victim false for the phishing attack he will submit the login details which the attacker records and uses at a later stage.

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