Phishing is a con game that scammers use to collect personal information from unsuspecting users. Phishing is similar to fishing in a lake, but instead of trying to capture fish, phishers attempt to steal your personal information.
Phishing is a type of Internet fraud that seeks to acquire a user’s credentials by deception. It includes theft of passwords, credit card numbers, bank account details and other confidential information.
By phishing hacker can get the information like your name , address , date of birth . Hacker get your social security number, Driver’s License number, Credit Card numbers and cards like atm card & telephone calling cards.
Link manipulation: Link manipulation is the technique in which the phisher sends a link to a website. When the user clicks on the deceptive link, it opens up the phisher’s website instead of the website mentioned in the link. (To prevent link manipulation is to move the mouse over the link to view the actual address.) Key loggers refer to the malware used to identify inputs from the keyboard. The information is sent to the hackers who will decipher passwords and other types of information.( To prevent key loggers from accessing personal information, secure websites provide options to use mouse click to make entries through the virtual keyboard.) In session hacking, the phisher exploits the web session control mechanism to steal information from the user.( In a simple session hacking procedure known as session sniffing, the phisher can use a sniffer to intercept relevant information so that he or she can access the Web server illegally.) In phone phishing, the phisher makes phone calls to the user and asks the user to dial a number.Due to this phisher get personal information of the bank account through the phone. Phone phishing is mostly done with a fake caller ID. (Phishing scams involving malware require it to be run on the user’s computer. The malware is usually attached to the email sent to the user by the phishers. Once you click on the link, the malware will start functioning. Sometimes, the malware may also be attached to downloadable files.)
Protect your computer with anti-virus software, spyware filters, e-mail filters, and firewall programs, and make sure that they are regularly updated. Be suspicious of any e-mail with urgent requests for personal financial information or threats of termination of online accounts.
Avoid filling out forms in e-mail messages or pop-up windows that ask for personal financial information. Don’t use the links in an e-mail to get to any web page, if you suspect the message might not be authentic. Instead, call the company on the telephone, or log onto the website directly by typing in the Web address in your browser
• What is Phishing??
• What kind of information do the hackers
• How Phishing is done?
• Techniques of Phishing
Origin of word “Phishing” from two words –
‘Password’ & ‘Harvesting’.
Phishing is a con game that scammers use to
collect personal information from unsuspecting
Phishing is a type of Internet fraud that seeks to
acquire a user’s credentials by deception.
Phishing refers to a person or a group of cybercriminals who create copy of an existing legitimate
Your name, address and date of birth
Social Security number
Driver’s License number
Credit Card numbers
Telephone calling cards