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phishing

a scam of sending e-mails from a fake Web site to illegally obtain password information

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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When the victims click on the link, they're redirected to a phishing site, where they are then tricked into updating their account information.
A phishing site that looks almost identical to the official website for Libra (LBR), a crypto-currency announced by Facebook on June 18, has already been set up to steal information from unwary investors.
The link provided took customers to a phishing site.
If you get one, advice is to ignore it and do not click on the links, as you could be directed to a phishing site.
Due to the technical peculiarities of smartphones and tablets (smaller screen size, for instance), it can be even harder to tell a phishing site apart from a legitimate one.
Save the address of your e-wallet in a tab and access it from there -- in order to avoid making a mistake in the address bar and accidentally going to the phishing site instead.
aACAo About USD 35,000 USD was stolen through one phishing site that appeared to offer the opportunity to invest in the rumored TelegramICO.
According to domain records, the phishing site set up by Voits-which now appears to be offline-was registered under a fake name and connected to an email address hosted by ProtonMail, a secure and encrypted email service.
(Equally, remember that the presence of a padlock icon does not make the site definitely secure!) Don't assume that links from trusted sites confer legitimacy: Facebook ads have linked to bogus Ray-Ban sites and Instagram promoted a phishing site that lured buyers with discounted Adidas and Coach merchandise.
It involves a message sent through messenger that appears to be a YouTube video but when the user clicks on it they are redirected to a phishing site.
A phishing site can also put up a fake link with a long URL to a product, and ask the user to put down important information.
The social media giant was being classified as a phishing site.