Month: August 2020

Pharming

Pharming is defined as the fraudulent practice of directing Internet users to a bogus (fake) website that mimics (copies) the appearance of a legitimate (official) one, in order to obtain…

Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising a message as an official, trustworthy electronic communication. Phishing…

Catfishing

Catfishing is a prime example of social engineering. Catfishing is defined as “luring (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona”. The goal of building this relationship…