Email Phishing

Email phishing is a deceptive and malicious practice in which cybercriminals send fraudulent emails that appear to be from a trusted source, such as a bank, government agency, or legitimate company, in an attempt to trick recipients into revealing sensitive information like passwords, financial details, or personal data. These emails often contain convincing language, urgent calls to action, and links or attachments that lead to fake websites designed to steal information. Phishing is a widespread cyber threat and requires vigilance from individuals and organizations to avoid falling victim to these scams.

Example:

Imagine receiving an email that appears to be from a popular online retailer, claiming you’ve won a gift card. It asks you to click a link to claim your prize, but in reality, it’s a fake website designed to steal your personal information.