Phishing is one of the most common forms of cyber crime. Attackers are trying to get logins and passwords in different ways to access user accounts at online banks, auctions, payment systems, e-commerce sites, etc.
How does phishing work? Usually, hackers create fake websites that look just like the original ones. Then, when users visit fake or fraudulent websites and do not distinguish them from the originals, they give their login and password information. This data will be used by hackers. Hackers can make financial transactions on behalf of the user.
The most ubiquitous method of deception, which is used by phishers, is spam. Tens and hundreds of thousands of messages are sent every day. The phishers use well-known financial corporation and organization brands and ask users to take actions (click a link, visit a website). Users are informed that if these steps are not taken, their accounts will be closed or will be fined.
Confidence in the "truthfulness" of the message is added using logos and brands of the banks or companies.Be very careful if you get an email: