What is Phishing?
Phishing emails are fraudulent attempts to steal information or infect the computer you are using with malware. An important way to protect yourself is to learn how to recognise a phishing email attempt.
Those easiest to spot pretend to come from sites, services or companies that you don’t recognise nor have accounts with.
Harder to identify emails appear to come from well-known organisations that you may have an account with. They often ask for a range of information, from usernames and passwords, to credit card numbers or other useful information.
The most sophisticated attempts will utilise personal information, lending them much more credibility.
How do Criminals steal information?
In order for internet criminals to successfully ‘phish’ your information, they would usually direct you to a fake website that resembles the original.
This is often done by providing a ‘link’ within the phishing email that they want you to click. The fake site would then prompt you to enter additional data.
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