What is called Phishing and what are the types of phishing?

              Phishing



Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, it often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site.
Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques being used to deceive users. Users are often lured by communications purporting to be from trusted parties such as social web sites,auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators.
Attempts to deal with phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and technical security measures (the latter being due to phishing attacks frequently exploiting weaknesses in current web security).
The word itself is a neologism created as a homophone of fishing.

Phising types


  1. Spear phising
  2. Clone phishing
  3. Whaling
  4. Link manupilation
  5. Filter evasion
  6. Website forgery
  7. Covert redirect
  8. Social engineering
  9. Voice phising

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