Find the definition of the most commonly used cyber security terms in our glossary below.

What is Phishing in cyber security?

Phishing is a type of cyber attack undertaken primarily to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. The attack occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, tricks a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message and leads the victim to a fake site where they are persuaded to provide sensitive information. Phishing attacks often direct victims to enter personal information, and the details collected are used for identity theft purposes.