phishing


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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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In 2017 Kaspersky Lab's anti-phishing technologies detected over 246 million user attempts to visit different kinds of phishing pages.
cybersecurity firm KnowBe4's phishing benchmark study of six million users revealed insurance, manufacturing, technology and not for profits led all other industries in falling for baseline tests.
Security researchers have discovered a phishing attack targeted at Android users in which malicious mobile websites disguise their true domain in order to trick the user into giving up their username and password, (https://arstechnica.
The main goal of a phishing attack is establishment of an unreal relationship which is usually started with an email which contains an unreal URL of a bank or government department website.
Kaspersky Lab has found that the monthly average of phishing wildcards 1 added to its anti-phishing database has increased 17.
69 per cent of phishing attacks are targeted at the Middle-East.
London, 27th December 2012--Research from PhishMe has uncovered the scale of the phishing problem in UK businesses--with more than a quarter (27%) of office workers not knowing what phishing is, yet more than three quarters (78%) responding said that they had never fallen for a phishing attack.
of Green Armor Solutions, a leading provider of online security technology, today discussed recent comments by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) stating that the number of phishing sites is at an all-time high and that “no brand is safe.
We actively monitor similar domain names registered by phishers as that of the bank in order to bring down any phishing sites.
Summary: Three quarters of IT Managers say spam remains the greatest source of phishing threats in the workplace
Phishing is the term for the operation of cheating network users to provide private information for identity or business theft.