How do Phishing Attacks Happen?
Phishing is one of the oldest hacking techniques, almost as old as the Internet itself. Due to its simplicity, it has prevailed and evolved over the decades, so much so that it still presents a threat in today’s online world. In this week’s Zlog, we’re going to take a look at this old, but increasingly sophisticated hacking technique and share with you some tips on how to avoid getting hooked on phishing scams.
What is Phishing?
Before we get deeper into the specific types of phishing and how to avoid them, let’s take a second to look at what it is and what the primary goal of phishers is. Phishing is a cybercrime in which attackers try to steal your valuable personal or financial information by impersonating a known individual, business partner, or brand.