ICT work

phishing

what is phishing?

The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a website where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account number etc.

how to make sure that the website is legitamate?

the website must have the lock in the top of it, this will show you what is safe so you can enter your personal details and if you`re not sure whether its a legitamite website you can ring your bank to ensure it was them that sent you an email just to be safe.

how to know whether you have received an phising email?

you would know when you have