Phishing is a type of social engineering attack that is often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. This happens when the attacker, like a trusted entity, tricks the victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message. The recipient will then be prompted to click on the malicious link, which may lead to the installation of malware, which could expose sensitive information as part of a system freeze or ransomware attack.
Phishing is cyber-crime,
Phishing is a cyber-crime in which someone, as a legal entity, contacts a target or objective via email, telephone, or text message as a legal entity to provide sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking, and credit card details and passwords.
Something happened to me yesterday when your internet security alarm went off and I think it is very important to share with you. What you read will save you from frustration, anger, and financial difficulties.
To my knowledge,
I’m been online for twenty years, and if you want to include my performance with Prodigy in the late 1980s and early 90s, I think a lot of people have extensive online experience and knowledge, especially young people who grew up with it. But I was both shocked by what happened to me yesterday and realized how sensitive and innocent most computer users are when they try dirty tricks like “phishing” and “scamming” to open email recipients link. The main part of the email) and supply sensitive personal information through the most fraudulent means such as the main bank, eBay, or PayPal enforcement.
I was at the checkout counter at Trader Jose, where the checkers were usually very friendly. But my checker, a young man, probably in his late 20s or early 30s, noticed that I was not present and was picking up my luggage. And his head is literally hanging down. “Why a long face?” And this poor man, he looked at me for a moment, his eyes rash, and “Oh, man. I stole my identity. All my credit cards. Everything.”
Phishing is a best way,
I thought he was involved in some elaborate plan to get out of his knowledge. He wanted to know the internet. I have no evidence of this except feeling gut. What happened next made my gut look completely different. I asked her how this happened. His head dropped again and he did something I didn’t understand. Then said, “They got me via an email” and when my stomach sank. I said softly, “Did you open the attachment?” He did not listen to me, but obediently answered the question, “And it came from the bank.”
I can feel his betrayal. It’s like telling someone that Santa Claus doesn’t exist, that he does. Frankly, I started saying, “This is a fishing attempt…” but I knew how to tell a person with a severed leg on a train not to lie on the tracks. Too short too late.
Because of his faith, his whole world was shattered. He believed that the officially visible email he received from his bank was true from his bank. Above all, it has the official logo and legal terminology. “Someone attempted to successfully log in to your account, so it has been suspended. To renew your password again, click the link below to reactivate your account.”
If you are click phishing link?
So the poor man clicked on the link, which did not take him to his bank, but to the Fisherman. It asked the person to re-enter all his information, including his password, in order to update. And the poor, helpless, faithful man did. Then his life changed. Scammers have everything they need to get into their life and they make it aggressive and painful.
Please, ladies and gentlemen, do this when you are asked to click on the link when you receive an “officially visible” email from PayPal, eBay, or a major bank !!! In most cases, you can move your cursor over the link in the email (closing your finger with the mouse button) and you will see the destination URL in the lower left or right corner of your browser. However, often, fishermen’s artisans put the company name somewhere in the link. So at first glance, it looks like it came from that company. For example: If you want to log in to an account that contains any sensitive personal information, do so directly. Type PayPal’s URL manually, and then access your account from your login screen.
Scam & Phishing
Scammers can easily create an email with all sorts of official images, verbose, and links, but not with temptations. If you receive an email that you find suspicious, most, if not all, major companies have departments that deal only with phishing and scamming. Email them (in full header view) and they will let you know if this is a phishing attempt. Most companies have email addresses such as spoof @ (PayPal not abused) or abuse (company domain name). It helps these companies to figure out who is doing this stuff, but it’s a tough fight.
One last note: Sending a link to an email they hacked from one of your friend’s accounts is another common phishing attempt. Have you ever received an email from your friend and they click on this “funny new video” about you or click on something obsolete to send? You will receive a fractal email from a friend sent from another email account (because they can no longer access their hacked access). Telling you that no email has been opened since they were hacked. Your heart will sink because you have already clicked on the link.
It’s always a good idea to take a few moments while going through your email and think about things before clicking on any link. It’s better to spend weeks, months, years getting your life back on track. For internet marketers, this is especially important because most net marketers have more online accounts (with personal information) than the average PC user.