What is phishing?

Phishing is when an email is made to look like it is from a known, trusted and reliable source in an attempt gain access to personal or sensitive information, for example

  • username and password
  • date of birth
  • address
  • bank account details
  • credit card details

Information gained is often used for malicious reasons, sold on or made available to others.

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