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phish

To attempt to steal personal information that can be used to defraud someone by pretending to be person or website that legitimately requires such information. We've gotten reports of someone phishing for our customer's login details recently. Remember, we will never ask you for your password under any circumstances, whether on the phone or by email. The group created a phony website meant to look like a popular online store in order to phish for people's credit card numbers.

spoofing

The practice of stealing, or attempting to steal, personal information over the phone or on the internet by pretending to be someone or something that legitimately requires such details. We've gotten reports of a number of spoofing attempts being made against our customers recently. Remember, we will never ask you for your password under any circumstances, whether on the phone or by email. The use of the so-called dark web makes the culprits behind these spoofing attacks nearly impossible to catch.
See also: spoof

spoofing attack

The practice of stealing, or attempting to steal, personal information over the phone or on the internet by pretending to be someone or something that legitimately requires such details. We've gotten reports of an increasing number of spoofing attacks being made against our customers recently. Remember, we will never ask you for your password under any circumstances, whether on the phone or by email. The use of the so-called dark web makes the culprits behind these spoofing attacks nearly impossible to catch.
See also: attack, spoof

spoof

1. noun A satirical imitation, mockery, or parody of someone or something. The film is a spoof of old film noirs from the 1940s and '50s. This pivotal scene in the play is meant to serve as a spoof on the maddening, nonsensical bureaucracy surrounding such legal issues.
2. verb To imitate, mock, or parody someone or something in such a satirical manner. It's clear the writer is spoofing the peculiar way in which the former president was known to speak. I always wanted to make a movie that spoofs the over-the-top action films from the '80s.
3. verb In information security, to masquerade as a particular person, device, program, etc., in order to gain illegitimate access to something, such as information or control over a network or system. Please be aware that hackers are spoofing email addresses from the bank in order to obtain customers' login credentials. Someone spoofed the IP address of a trusted device in order to deliver message across the company network containing malware.

phish

and spoof and card
in. to “fish” for passwords and personal information by trickery, on internet. (Sometimes by setting up a phony URL which people sign in to by giving their passwords or credit card numbers.) They must have been phishing to get my credit card number while I placed an order online.

spoof

verb
See phish

spoof

(spuf)
1. n. a parody. The first act was a spoof of a Congressional investigation.
2. tv. to make a parody of someone or something. The comedian spoofed the executive branch by sitting in a big chair and going to sleep.
3. Go to phish.

spoofing

and carding and phishing 1
n. stealing passwords and personal information on the internet. (see also phish for an explanation.) He set up an evil twin for spoofing at the coffee shop.
See also: spoof
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Reflection Mirror Node (RMN) continuously monitors the incoming traffic and validates the source address to detect swarm spoof attacks.
We ran, labelled completely clearly, a bulletin of spoof news items which might happen if the country were to be run by tabloid news editors.
Sheen pretty much sleepwalks through his scenes and Queen Latifah is wasted as The Oracle in a Matrix spoof.
Cary Woods' Independent Pictures has snapped up one teen comedy spoof from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, and Columbia just bought the spec "Ten Things I Hate About Clueless Roadtrips When I Can't Hardly Wait to Be Kissed" from Phil Beauman and Buddy Johnson.
Team officials insisted that the removal of the newspaper does not violate the marketing agreement the team has with the Florida daily and said they were bothered by the "implications" of the spoof.
And since the world of TV production has become so corporate, the entertainment aspect melds well with the spoof on office politics.
As bovine ad agencies discover and detail homosexuality, gay spoofs of their ads compete with their token portraits of airbrushed gay men and lesbians.
A spoof of the People's Court (called the Foundry Court) featured our stockroom supervisor in full judicial robes in an actual courtroom (Boston's Suffolk Superior Court, which we were able to use because an employee's father was a court officer there).
Without an area code, there is generally no way of discerning where or who a call has come from, meaning that internationally-placed spoof calls are favoured increasingly by fraudsters: hence the transatlantic team-up.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui donned aviator sunglasses to spoof Salman's Dabangg style while co- actor Zeeshan Quadri, who played the character of Definite, donned Salman's Tere Nm hairstyle and mouthed dialogues from Maine Pyr Kiya .
In a nutshell: Spoof of recent fright flicks, plus "Brokeback Mountain," "Million Dollar Baby," Michael Jackson and Tom Cruise because, I suppose, they're there.
Spoof, a famous pub drinking game, involves players having to decide the total number of coins held by themselves and their opponent in their hands.
A SMALL clothes shop faced being sued by a global company for making a spoof website poking fun at their new cleaning product.
Imagine the havoc a spammer can cause with the ability to spoof one's identity, in addition to spoofing that individual.