We think all of our valuable readers have noticed this picture. Are you thinking why has this picture been posted in my blog? What are you seeing in this picture? We are seeing that two persons (some) are catching fish in the sea by using net and after catching fish they will gain something definitely. Just think the same think in the world of internet where cybercriminals are fisherman, their e-mails are their net and the personal secret information of netizens are fish, which they will fraudulently use for their illegal gain and this activity is called Phishing. So we think we have given you the clear idea about Phishing.
Now we are going to tell you what cyber world says. It is an act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The email directs the user to visit a website where they are asked to update their personal information, such as passwords and credit card , social security and bank account numbers that the legitimate organization already has. The web site, already is bogus and set up only to steal the user’s information.
This Is a very interesting subject in cybercrime there are many true stories behind it and I have seen many computer programmers had also become the victim of this and they lost their salary and everything before the phishers through net banking and the credit card holders also had bear a huge amount of loss in the credit card transaction through net. There are many stories behind it even I have seen a system administrator of a bank faced a huge loss from this frauds.
In our next article we will share with you how it happens and how to get rid of this and how to investigate in these cases. All the matters will be discussed on the basis of practical life problem.