You all know about fishing, right? You go out with a fishing tackle, choose bait, throw it in the water, and pull back when you catch a fish. But, ever wondered if you could be fished online via phishing emails?
It isn’t fishing, but rather phishing, that targets you on the internet. For this, a phishing email comes as bait to trap you.
Phishing is the digital variant of fishing and is the most common and the most straightforward internet attack. It is the most common way hackers use to steal user information. It is a venerable and ever-evolving sophisticated cyber attack.
Everyone connected to the internet, from organizations to individual users, is exposed to this danger. At the same time, most users have fallen prey to phishing attacks at least once.
Despite being an old strategy, phishing attacks remain the most successful cyberattacks because of the diversity of methods that criminals employ to trick users. Yet, the critical vector through which phishing attacks execute today remains emails.