Phishing: A Primer on What Phishing Is and How It Works.
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.