ISACA Glossary Terms: Phishing

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Phishing 

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This is a type of e-mail attack that attempts to convince a user that the originator is genuine, but with the intention of obtaining information for use in social engineering. <br><br><strong>Scope Notes:Phishing attacks may take the form of masquerading as a lottery organization advising the recipient of a large win or the user's bank; in either case, the intent is to obtain account and PIN details. Alternative attacks may seek to obtain apparently innoc

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Created at 3/30/2011 2:55 PM  by System Account 
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