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phisher

A person who uses email to fraudulently obtain valid data from a user. Pronounced "fisher." See phishing.
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Phishers may also pose as representatives of the fraud department of a popular company and pretend to verify your information because they suspect you may be a victim of identity theft.
Phishers often start by requesting smaller amounts, Richards said.
A phisher can replace the textual contents with images to evade phishing detectors.
In each of these cases, a skilled phisher would use the logo of the relevant organization; at a glance, you'd never see anything amiss.
* Phishing attacks targeting cloud storage providers continued to decline in Q2, signaling a clear shift in targets by phishers.
When investigating phisher drop email addresses, it is common to find that the email addresses link to information being reported on defacement webpages by defacers.
And like any good scammer, most phishers are always on the lookout for more sophisticated tools and techniques.
where the phisher tacks their targeting email onto a pre-existing
Spear-Phishing isn't the name of a sport for phonetically-challenged scuba divers; it's a refinement on the all-too-common Internet blight known as "phishing," A phisher casts a wide net, a spear-phisher sends a message directly to a specific recipient.
The recipient is asked to click on to a fake website, thus enabling the 'phisher' to access password details for future fraud.
The phisher merely passes through the actual pages from the real website, then steals data or makes changes to transactions automatically using easy-to-write scripts.
Meanwhile, victims are hooked and the phisher uses the information to purchase goods, apply for new credit cards or steal their identity.