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What is Phishing?

Email has replaced older kinds of communication such as a written letter, fax or telegram, as the primary vehicle for commercial communication. A powerful technology that has transformed the way we do business. However, this utility comes at a cost. Email is also one of the most easily exploited ways for nefarious individuals to carry out fraudulent activities by misrepresenting themselves in some way. Top of the list of this kind of illegal email use is what has come to be known as a phishing attack. This is in effect, the digital equivalent of a confidence trick. Fooling somebody into providing the conman with something, by successfully making them believe they are responding to a legitimate email. Types of Phishing Attacks Phishing is a common...