Posts Tagged ‘online fraud’

What is “Phishing”

Posted: September 11, 2012 in Glossary
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PhishingPhishing – a type of the Internet fraud, which purpose — to obtain identification data of users. This includes stealing passwords, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and other confidential

Phishing is a fraudulent e-mail came to the notice from the banks, service providers, payment systems, and other organizations that, for whatever reason, the recipient urgently need to transfer / update your personal information. The reasons may be called different. This may be a loss of data, damage to the system and so on.

Criminal creates almost exact copy of the site selected bank. Next, using spam techniques to send the letter, drawn up in such a way as to be as similar to a real letter from the selected bank. Bank logos, names of real bank managers. (more…)