Phishing is a form of identity theft which deceives both businesses and customers into giving out personal information, such as credit card and bank account details.
Many corporations, including banks, offer their customers access to their accounts over the web. Therefore, when hackers send spam emails containing links to what appear to be legitimate websites, people are easily tricked into inputting their personal information.
This white paper examines the growth of phishing and spear phishing, including examples of phishing scams and how to detect and block phishing attempts. It also details the solution offered by PineApp Mail Secure's Anti-Phishing module, which combines several layers and technologies to detect and block phishing attempts.