Phishing refers to a criminal activity where malicious actors use suspicious emails, phone calls, or fake websites to steal user information such as banking details, passwords, and other personal data. These swindlers tend to impersonate accounts or websites to lure their victims to give out their information and increase their likelihood of pulling off a scam.
Common examples of phishing involve culprits who may pretend to be a user’s banking representative, asking them to update their personal information on a fake website, or a fake notification asking them to fix an issue that might be a cause of concern.
It is crucial to always keep your personal devices updated in order to prevent being victimized by phishing. Other precautions include having the latest security patches of your device, installing antivirus software, and using spam filters for emails. Most importantly, never open links that you don’t trust.