Phishing and smishing, in essence, rely on taking advantage of the naivety of internet users. Cybercriminals therefore have no qualms about using a whole range of weapons designed to snare you.
Learn about the four principles of phishing below:
- Stealing the identity of a trusted organisation, in particular of financial institutions, large companies, government organisations or other well-known institutions.
- Asking for confidential and sensitive information under a false pretext.
- Redirecting the victim to a fake internet site which is virtually identical to the hacked organisation’s official site, so that he/she enters the information requested.
- Using the data gathered to steal the identity of an individual with the intention of gaining advantages or services (money, property, identity or administrative documents).
It should be noted that phishing is not only carried out by sending fraudulent e-mails. Phishing scams can also occur by telephone!
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