What Is Phishing attack and How These Attack Works

Last updated: January 19, 2024 Reading time: 5 minutes
What Is Phishing attack and How These Attack Works

Want to know how hackers can hack your account? Do you learn the techniques a hacker can use to hack your account? Then you must give a read to this.

We will tell you about phishing and spear-phishing attacks, Facebook phishing, phishing emails, spoofing addresses, the use of fake URLs, and fake websites. We will also guide you on how you can detect an attack and protect yourself from phishing attacks.

What is Phishing?

First, you need to know what phishing means to protect yourself from a phishing attack.

Phishing sounds like fishing. Yes, it also works like that. It is a social engineering technique developed to steal your passwords, credit card numbers, and other essential data that you put on the internet. The primary motive of such a phishing attack is to use the credentials to gain further access to more delicate information such as social media passwords and bank account numbers.

To explain it more for your understanding, an example shall work. For instance, you may receive a text message, email, or phone call containing a link to the site the attackers control. This link may ask you to enter your login details. By using this, they may efficiently perform a phishing attack. The email is usually designed to look similar to a regular Dropbox or Facebook email. It might also look like a link to a fake site like Dropbox or Facebook.