Phishing is the number-one threat to consumers and businesses alike, according to the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations report. Through phishing, a hacker will send emails pretending to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal
personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Phishing is often designed to prey on your sense of fear, urgency, reward, or curiosity to lure you into performing an action such as clicking on a hyperlink or opening an attachment.
This usually results in the hyperlink or attachment downloading malware that gives the sender access to your computer or network.
What is Phishing?