What is a Phishing?
Phishing is an Internet scam where the user is convinced to give valuable information. Phishing will redirect the user to a different website through emails,instant messages, spywares etc.Phishers offer illegitimate website to user to fill personal information.The main purpose of phishing is to get access to the customer’s bank accounts,passwords and other security information. Phishing attacks can target the audience through mass-mailing millions of emai address aroung the world.
Phishers can fool user by convincing them to get into a fake website with the domain name slightly different from the orignal website which is difficult to notice.
They use the images of the legitimate hyperlink,which itself helps as a hyperlink to an unathorized website. Phishers track the users by using the images in the content of a web page that looks like a browser window. Keeping an unathorized browser window on top of, or next to a legitimate window having same looks,
will make the user believe that they are from the same source. Setting the tone of the languages same as the original website.
Courtesy :- http://www.eccouncil.org/