Phishing

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware. Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
Posts about Phishing
  • New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

    … Attacks can be especially devastating to small businesses; FTC provides information on how businesses can protect themselves At the direction of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website – ftc.gov/SmallBusiness – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business…

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  • Internet Crimes in Chicago

    … Internet Crimes in Chicago by Attorney Uche | Apr 17, 2015 | Criminal Law News & Topics | People use the internet to conduct business, stay in touch, playing games, and much more. Unfortunately, some individuals use the internet for crime and the laws of Illinois1 address unlawful acts that are related to the internet and/or computers…

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