Internet Phishing - Liam, Romario, Maria R., Brenda and Yu Jin

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  • Most attacks come in the form of spam.


  • 1. Internet Phishing Brenda, Liam, Maria, Romario and Yu-jin
  • 2. What is Phishing ?
    • Internet fraud
    • -Most widespread
    • Phishing: “Fishing” for personal, valuable information
    • What kind of information do they ‘phish’ for? :
    • -Social security number
    • -User ID’s
    • -Passwords
    • -Financial information
  • 3. How Do They ‘Phish’?
    • E-mails
    • Images (instead of text)
    • -Phishers have used images instead of text to make it harder for anti-phishing filters to detect text commonly used in phishing e-mails.
    • Masquerades as a well-known, trustworthy company or a legitimate organization
  • 4.
    • Did you ever receive an email that appeared to be from your bank?
    • Did you click a link that sent you to what looked like your bank's website?
    • Did you enter your username and password?
    • When you clicked submit, did the site turn out to be bogus?
  • 5. Real case of internet Phishing
    • In Johannesburg
    • She is now has been arrested in the pending Vodacom banking fraud case.
    • Stole money from four major banks - National Bank, Standard Bank, Absa, Ned bank, and Capitec Bank.
    • They stole the banking details.
  • 6.  
  • 7. How to avoid Phishing?
    • Keeping your antivirus updated will prevent a Trojan disguising your Web address bar or mimicking an https secure link. 
    • It is never a good idea to click on any hyperlink in an e-mail, especially from unknown sources.
    • Some hyperlinks can take you to a fake HTML page that may try to scam you into typing sensitive information.
  • 8.
    • By using anti-spam software you can reduce many types of phishing attacks because the messages will never end up in the mailboxes of end users.
    • Whenever you are passing sensitive information such as credit cards or bank information, make sure the address bar shows "https://" rather than just http://
    • A common phishing technique is to launch a bogus pop-up window when someone clicks on a link in a phishing e-mail message.
  • 9. Sources