"e-mail users are being bombarded with authentic-looking messages and instruct them to provide sensitive/personal information by clicking links"
Phishing is a form of fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers etc.
Typically, a victim receives a message that appears to have been sent by a known contact or organization. An attachment or links in the message may install malware on the user’s device or direct them to a malicious website set up to trick them into divulging personal and financial information, such as passwords, account IDs or credit card details. Phishing is a homophone of fishing, which involves using lures to catch fish
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