Phishing is an online scam in which a target is contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate company or individual asking to provide sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, credit card numbers, usernames, passwords among others.

Phishing can also involve tricking users into downloading and installing malware and email is the most common method of performing these attacks.

The ultimate goal of the phishing attack revolves around criminals tricking users into giving up data in the mistaken belief they are dealing with someone they know.

What is a Phishing?
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