The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Phishing/spam is an attack that deals with social engineering methodology to illegally acquire and use someone else's data on behalf of legitimate website for own benefits. Phishing emails are messages designed to fool the recipient into handing over personal information, such as login names, passwords, credit card numbers, account credentials, social security numbers etc. Fraudulent emails harm their victims through loss of funds and identity theft. They also hurt Internet business, because people lose their trust in Internet transactions for fear that they will become victims of fraud. Filtering approaches using blacklists are not completely effective as about every minute a new phishing scam is created.