Tricking people to get their personal data for personal gain


Emails are the most common way on how to distribute phising sites around. This is because if someone gets hold of your email address then they can forward you emails with links to sites that do phish your details from you because they lay a bait and people take it and think that it is genuine and then enter their details online then they save that data and the people who set up the phishing website have hold of multiple peoples details.


Most emails from phishing look genuine but there are some mistakes they make that if your just quickly scanning it you may not see...
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Things to look out for

1) Does the email address it came from look suspicious.

2) Look for spelling mistakes people sending phishing emails always spell at least one wrd wrong.

3) They also will say that something a little over exagerated at the end of the email to try and get you to automaticly to go to the website

4) Then at the end their will be an email this will also look suspicious like the email address it is from.

As internet banking gets more popular so does phishing why?

The reason why more people are getting phishing emails is because more people are using internet banking, this means more and more people are entering their bank details online more freely. So people are using this type of trust against them because they try and pretend to be a bank or online purchasing website and say that something has happened to your account and you have to re-enter everything.


When sending data that if fell into the wrong hands could cause damage or harm to someone should always be encrypted before sending so that it becomes harder for any intercepting the data to gain access to the data.

When banks are transferring data around they always encrypt the data so that if someone does intercept the data then they cant get direct access to it.

Encryption is when data that is being sent is scambled as it goes along wires/wirelessly. Up-to-date HDD automaticly encrypt data when its been saved onto it so that if it gets stolen then the thief will not be able to make sense of the data because the OS on the computer it was stolen from is the only thing that can make sense of the encryption.


Most banks and online purchasing businesses will have a security question that the purchaser will have to answer before purchasing things online or complete a transaction, they normaly cover things that are rather personal like "what is your mother's maiden name?", "What is the name of your first pet?" or "what was your favourite book as a child?" something that is very personal is a good security question.