What is a Phishing Attack?
Phishing scams are a delivery mechanism for cybercriminals to coerce you into acting to their advantage. Such actions can range from clicking on a link to filling up a form with your username and password.
Phishing emails typically include a URL link or attachment. Once you click on them, your computer will redirect itself to an unsafe website that’ll steal sensitive information from your browser or infect your device with malware. The latter is also known as a drive-by-download. Cybercriminals will then use your stolen data information to either commit identity fraud, sell it to other hackers, or threaten you with it by asking for a ransom.