Phishing

Phishing is a form of cyber attack that quite literally fishes for passwords. Scammers send out fake emails, in a bank’s name for example, and lure their victim to a fake website. Disguised as trustworthy sender the scammer requests the addressee to update their data. This way they collect addresses, passwords and, in the worst case, account data and credit card numbers. The so-called spear phishing is even more precise: The e-mail contains data of the victim’s friends and colleagues – thus uses methods of social engineering.

Phishing is a form of cyber attack that quite literally fishes for passwords. Scammers send out fake emails, in a bank’s name for example, and lure their victim to a fake website. Disguised as trustworthy sender the scammer requests the addressee to update their data. This way they collect addresses, passwords and, in the worst case, account data and credit card numbers. The so-called spear phishing is even more precise: The e-mail contains data of the victim’s friends and colleagues – thus uses methods of social engineering.