Phishing implies to, fooling or trapping users with totally fake authorizations asking for personal details. In this act cyber-thieves pretend being one reputed firm and track down victim with a well planned message, which particularly asks for information like usernames, passwords & credit card details.
Phishing attacks are completely different from those threat attacks caused by viruses or malware programs. Phishing doesn’t require any technology and works on basic tactics of fooling people around online. Here arises the main problem, as they don’t make use of any technology or malware programs they are undetectable through antivirus or anti-malware software’s. But advanced protection level of several security suites have inbuilt phishing filters that indicate users with any inappropriate e-mail or notification.
Phishing attacks are more often spread out in bulks, like to thousands or millions of peoples at once. They are usually generated from some zombie computers, which are in turn a small part of large botnets acting in the back-end.
Phishing is best described as; cyber-criminals place bait in front of tons of users at the same time hoping, where many users will just ignore it some of them will tend to bite it and get trapped. The very common way for initiating phishing attacks include; users getting an e-mail from respective bank’s where the e-mail states that bank has lost some useful information or the account is going down somehow and hence user needs to enter their details again on a link for continuing with their services. Well the links in such e-mails take users all the way around to a fake site of stated organization, and any information entered there straightly goes to cyber-criminals.