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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.

phishing

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 phishing 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 phishing attacks nearly impossible to catch.
See also: phish

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

phishing attack

An instance of someone stealing, or attempting to steal, personal information from someone else 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 phishing 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 phishing attacks nearly impossible to catch.
See also: attack, phish

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.

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

phishing 1

verb
See also: phish
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"We recently sent out a phish to an IT security services company," Valdez said.
But Salvador denied profiting from the phished information.
As attacks change with current events, changing seasons and attacker methodologies, Sophos Phish Threat constantly updates its testing framework to reflect real-world threats.
Anti-phishing phi: The design and evaluation of a game that teaches people not to fall for phish. In Proceedings of the 3rd symposium on Usable privacy and security (pp.
The pattern reflecting the days to phish before or after defacement in Experiment 2 is very similar to the pattern captured in Experiment 1; however, it expands over a longer period of time.
The book offers various examples of phools being phished in many settings in a very easy-to-read way.
Downs, "Who falls for phish?: a demographic analysis of phishing susceptibility and effectiveness of interventions," in Proceedings of the 28th Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '10), pp.
In PhishMe's experience of tracking the responses of more than 3.5 million users, around 60% of people will fall for a phish if they have never been trained to recognize the signs of a phishing email.
EoACA[pounds sterling]There is no evidence to suggest that network security measures are discouraging the number of phishing attacks it is simply that the arrival of social networking in the workplace has presented phishers with a bigger pond to phish in.EoACA[yen] SpamTitanEoACAOs survey findings about the phishing threat posed by social networking sites are consistent with another Internet security report from earlier this year.
Authorities in Egypt arrested another 47 people there on the same charges.<p>The bust, dubbed "Operation Phish Phry," was described by the FBI as the largest ever cyber-crime investigation and they held it up as a shining example of international cooperation in the realm of cybersecurity.<p>But as important and impressive as it was, the arrests barely scratch the surface of the phishing problem, according to several who have been tracking the issue for years.<p>"It certainly is important," said Dave Jevans, chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), whose members include Walmart, Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay and dozens of others.
"Phishing" is a hackers' term that comes from the seam's parallels with fishing, with the fake e-mails and web site acting as the "bait", and the victims' accounts as the netted "phish." Phishing is done by spamming out authentic-looking c-mails that claim to come from a well-known financial or e-commerce institution such as Citibank, PayPal, eBay or America Online.
Kateri Stokes, principal of Sacred Heart School in Newport, Vt., has quite a Phish story.
Being a savvy computer user, he smelled the "phish" and asked me to confirm.
The great thing about the Cheese is their utter devotion, like Phish, to their fan base, making recordings of live dates available barely before the concert tape has had time to cool in the can.
Last year, the final Phish concert in Sugarbush, Vermont drew 20,000 people, so band management and promoter David Werlin of Great Northeast Productions decided to look for a larger site to end this year's tour.