Phishing: What is it and how to avoid it?
Phishing: The extension of the use of the Internet carries a multitude of benefits; However, as we always notice, the network also carries dangers that we must take into account.
One of the main problems that cyber-security experts have faced in recent years has been the proliferation of increasingly sophisticated and malicious forms of malware (or computer viruses).
A few months ago we talked about the ransomware, one of the cyber best known by society in general, as it is one of the most common forms of virus and faster has spread.
But there are many other forms of threat: phishing, spyware, network worms, Trojans, Riskware…
Above all in this article we explain what it is, how it is presented and how you can avoid phishing.
An attack that has gained popularity and whose consequences can be really negative.
Phishing or identity spoofing
Phishing is a cybercrime that intends to be made with our relative confidential information.
In particular, to numbers of bank accounts, cards and passwords; All this with the intention of using them to commit some kind of fraud.
Email: The Great ally of phishing
Above all the most common form of threat is through an email in which the cybercriminal is impersonating a person, entity or company of trust (this type of cybercrime also known as spoofing attacks)
and in which he asks us to We sign certain confidential information.
informs us that our account will be blocked if we do not carry out the required action.
Requests that we login through a link or that we download an attachment. In this way, the user.
Believing that it is a site of trust, introduces the requested information that, in fact, it will stop at the hands of the swindler.
There are other forms of phishing presentation, though much less widespread.
It is the case of the SMS that contain a fraudulent link that incites to be open, which is known by the name of Smishing