Modern Phishing Techniques

Phishing is a form of cyber attack that targets individuals, usually through email or other communication methods, in an attempt to steal personal information such as login credentials, credit card numbers, and other sensitive data. With the advancement of technology, phishing techniques have also evolved to become more sophisticated and harder to detect.


One common phishing technique is spoofing, where the attacker disguises themselves as a trusted entity, such as a bank or a company, in order to trick the victim into revealing their information. This can be achieved through email spoofing, where the sender's address is forged to appear as a legitimate source, or through website spoofing, where a fake website is created that looks identical to the real one.


Pharming is another modern phishing technique that involves redirecting users to fake websites without their knowledge. This is often done through malware that modifies a user's hosts file or DNS settings, directing them to a phishing site instead of the legitimate one. Pharming can be harder to detect than traditional phishing attacks as the user is not required to click on a link to be redirected.


Smishing is a phishing technique that targets individuals through text messages, often claiming to be from a trusted source such as a bank or a government agency. These messages typically contain a link or phone number for the victim