What is Phishing?

By | Jan 31, 2017 in Latest News, Phishing
What is Phishing?

Phishing (a play on the word fishing and pronounced the same) is a method used by cybercriminals to dupe you into disclosing personal information such as username/password, credit card, and banking information.  The goal for the cybercriminal is to steal your identity and/or your money.  The information gathered can be used to open fraudulent accounts in your name or make purchases using your financial information.  Phishing attacks commonly use email, phone calls, or social media to trick you into giving out your personal information.

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