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What is PHISHING ? THE ART OF STEALING



PHISHING
THE ART OF STEALING

ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as the trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

So how does a hacker steal such information from you?

Okay, let’s get started.
First, a hacker creates a fake login page, which looks like an original page and somehow, convinces you to enter your usernames and passwords to it.
By sending fake offers, promises or any other eye-catching things.
This can be done by the means of SMS, MMS, On Social Networking Sites.


THIS IS HOW A FAKE E-MAIL LOOKS LIKE



A Hacker can send you an email with any email id (We will discuss it later)
And when you click this update button above, you will be redirected to the fake Facebook page which is created to steal your information.
This page is designed in such a manner that after stealing your information you will be redirected to the original Facebook page. Smart, right

LET’S SEE HOW A FAKE LOGIN PAGE LOOKS LIKE:


Everything is normal in this image. Right?

Now, look at the rounded area The Address Bar. Its https://faceebook.com an extra “e” which is an ideal way of trapping users. Making a similar looking address.
This is how a basic phishing hack works. It works for all websites and even for bank accounts when the user is not aware of this kind of hack.
So, Always look for an address bar for your safety.
Phishing is illegal, and by this method, many criminal minded peoples are stealing information from common peoples who do not have a proper knowledge of cyber tricks and hacking.

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