Phishing occurs when hackers send emails to a large group of people, hoping that they will follow the supplied compounds, and gives their user name, password or other sensitive information.
“Phishing is essentially an attempt by people with malicious intent to collect the formal documents of people or personal information through e-mails,” Gioia said. He said that people who deal with phishing are, how con artists, and they use tactics to make people panic and think through things without reply. “They play on your emotions,” he said. “It’s basically social engineering, you are scared that your account be closed or is that something bad will happen if you do not respond immediately.”
Motivation for phishing includes obtaining further into a grid, which will send for a certain amount of spam valuable personal information or make money, Gioia said. He has said that hackers can be creative when trying to disguise their attempts as the authentic e-mails, and some have used images of Eastern site that leads to a page that look almost identical to the Panthers mail application. He said that there were key differences between the trial and the real phishing site, as some of the normal tabs missed, and it has asked for the birth of the consumer.