Phishing is a form of social engineering where attackers deceive people into revealing sensitive information or installing malware such as ransomware.
Phishing attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and often transparently mirror the site being targeted, allowing the attacker to observe everything while the victim is navigating the site, and transverse any additional security boundaries with the victim.
Types of Phishing
Phishing attacks come in many forms! Although they all have the same goal of obtaining your personal information, they can vary from the classic email phishing, spear phishing, and smishing - all of which are quite devious. It's important to stay aware and vigilant of these types of tactics to keep your data safe.
Our team have written a lengthy post on the types of phishing and how companies and end-users can prevent phishing attaches.
The article is available here