What Is Phishing?

Phishing is a technique used by hackers to obtain sensitive information by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity.

An example of phishing is an attacker using hand-crafted emails or text messages designed to trick people into divulging personal or confidential data such as passwords and bank account information. These fraudulent messages take on many appearances: it could look like an identity verification request from HR, or a suspicious activity alert from a credit card company.

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