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Phishing is a type of cyber crime wherein attackers use malicious emails or websites to steal personal information from a user. They may be able to obtain credit card numbers and banking account details.

In addition to email, phishing can also occur through phone calls and text messages. Using voice over IP (VOIP) and plain old telephone service, a voice phishing scam asks the victim to verify their identity by dialing a number. The attacker then tries to get the victim to provide confidential information.

A phishing attack aims to install malware on a computer, stealing data and financial information. This could lead to the compromise of a company’s systems and email accounts. Usually, a phishing message asks the user to fill out a form or update an account.

During a phishing attack, a threat actor sends a fraudulent email that imitates an official website. Users are coaxed into giving confidential information to the fake website. These phishing emails have embedded links that direct the user to the malicious site.

It is important to learn how to avoid phishing attacks. One way to do this is to educate your employees. Educating staff members about phishing, along with other cybersecurity issues, will create a culture of cybersecurity in your organization.

Phishing attacks can be carried out through emails, voice over IP, and other social networks. Typically, the email message appears to come from a known contact or legitimate company. However, the content of the message can vary.