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phish

 (fĭsh)
intr.v. phished, phish·ing, phish·es
To request confidential information over the internet or by telephone under false pretenses in order to fraudulently obtain credit card numbers, passwords, or other personal data.

[Alteration (influenced by phreak) of fish.]

phishing

(ˈfɪʃɪŋ)
n
(Telecommunications) the practice of using fraudulent e-mails and copies of legitimate websites to extract financial data from computer users for purposes of identity theft
[C21: from fishing in the sense of catching the unwary by offering bait; computer-hacker slang often replaces f with ph]

phishing

A method of committing fraud by sending emails to the customers of a legitimate online business, such as a bank, that pretend to be from that business and ask for information such as account numbers or passwords.
Translations

phishing

[ˈfɪʃɪŋ] N (Internet) → phishing m

phishing

n (Internet) → Phishing nt
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