Date Added: Jun 2009
Phishing is just one of the many ways that the Internet can be used to get people to unknowingly provide their personal financial information to fraudsters. A phishing attack is most often initiated with a special type of spam (unsolicited email) containing a link to a misleading domain name, which appears to be a legitimate site. The email tricks the recipient into visiting the spoofed web site-one that mimics a site where the person would normally feel comfortable entering a username and password or other personal information. This white paper explains how phishing works and how it can be combated.