what it is and how to stop it
When a hacker writes a fake email usually saying there is something wrong with the users account on a website involving personal information or saying you won a prize and they need some information to give you the prize hoping that the person who received the email believes it and gives the info. they asked for.
Tips on how to avoid phishing
- If a link appears in the email you can hover the mouse over it to reveal the real name of the link.
- Look and see if the company addresses you by your full name not a general label.
- Search for any miss spelled words in the email.