Types of Phishing Attacks

Phishing is a method of stealing money or confidential information by sending fraudulent content to a victim, most commonly through email or messaging platforms.

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What is phishing?

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data (e.g. login credentials and credit card numbers) or compromise computer networks. It occurs when an attacker, masquarades as a trusted entity and entices their recipients into opening an email, instant message, or text message.

Phishing attacks remain among the most common method used by malicious cyber actors to target organisations. While phishing messages are commonly sent out in their thousands, spear-phishing campaigns are typically aimed at a particular group of recipients.

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Types of Phishing

A number of different techniques are used to obtain confidential information or money from victims. As technologies advance, so does the sophistication of the tools, tactics and techniques used by cybercriminals.