what is emil phishing?
Phishing is a type of e-mail scam designed to criminally and fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as account usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and other information.

How does phishing work?

Phishers create free e-accounts (i.e., Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, etc.) and send out e-mails to random e-mail accounts.
Phishers also use machines or e-mail accounts which have been compromised by malware in order to send out their e-mail phishing attacks.
In both cases, the e-mail will normally request that the recipient either reply back with their personal information, or click on a website link.

How to avoid getting hooked by a phishing scam

If you get an email or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information, don't reply or click on the link in the message.

Don't email personal or financial information. Email is not a secure method of transmitting personal information.
Use anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date. Some phishing emails contain software that can harm your computer or track your activities on the Internet without your knowledge.

Be cautious about opening any attachment or downloading any files from emails you receive, regardless of who sent them.



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