Tricking people to get their personal data for personal gain
Things to look out for
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?
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.