…Gone Phishing – Examples of Phishing Attacks

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to¬†PHISH and he will steal your company’s money”.

(Quote by an unfortunate phishing victim)

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E-mail exploits have been in the news a lot lately. Our inboxes are constantly under attack. The most common and lucrative for criminals method to extract passwords and other sensitive information is through phishing. A phishing attack, or a phishing scam, is when a rogue party sends an email pretending to be someone (e.g. an officer of your organization) or something he is not (e.g. Microsoft), in order to extract sensitive information out of the target. Continue reading