Legal Glossary

Definition of Phishing

Phishing is a type of cyberattack used by bad actors to access personal and financial data.

In order to deceive victims into disclosing personal information like usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers, scammers send false emails or other messages that look to be from a trustworthy source, like your bank or credit card company.

These emails occasionally include dangerous links that, if clicked, might infect the victim's machine with malware.

So, even if an email or message appears to be coming from a reputable source, it is crucial to be cautious.

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