What is Phishing?

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails or other messages purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.

Phishing is a type of cyber attack that involves the use of fraudulent emails or websites to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information, such as passwords, account numbers, or financial data. Phishing attacks are often disguised as legitimate emails or websites and may appear to be from a trusted source, such as a bank, credit card company, or online retailer.

Phishing attacks can be very effective, as they often use convincing language and graphics to trick victims into believing that the email or website is legitimate. They may also use fear or urgency as a tactic to encourage victims to take immediate action, such as clicking on a link or entering their login credentials.

To protect against phishing attacks, it is important to be cautious about emails or websites that request personal or sensitive information, and to verify the authenticity of emails or websites before providing any information. It is also important to use strong passwords and to be mindful of suspicious activity on accounts or devices.

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