phishing definition

  • noun:
    • The act of giving e-mail that falsely statements is from the best organization. This is combined with a threat or ask for information: for example, that a merchant account will shut, a balance arrives, or info is lacking from a merchant account. The e-mail will ask the person to provide private information, such banking account details, PINs or passwords; this info are after that utilized by the people who own the web site to perform fraudulence.
    • The act of circumventing security with an alias.
  • verb:
    • Present participle of phish.

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