International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
Phishing is an attempt to steal users' personal and financial information such as passwords and credit card numbers, through electronic communication such as e-mail and other messaging services. Attackers pretend to be from an organization which directs the users to a fake website that resembles a phishing website, which is then used to collect user's personal information. Attackers can also trick users into downloading malicious codes or malware after they click on a link embedded in the email. Various researches have been done for protecting the users from phishing attacks.