Translations into Tagalog:
- phishingA technique used to trick computer users into revealing personal or financial information. A common online phishing scam starts with an e-mail message that appears to come from a trusted source but actually directs recipients to provide information to a fraudulent Web site.
Present participle of phish.
Sending email that falsely claims to be from a legitimate organisation.
The act of circumventing security with an alias.
(computing) The act of sending email that falsely claims to be from a legitimate organization. This is usually combined with a threat or request for information: for example, that an account will close, a balance is due, or information is missing from an account. The email will ask the recipient to supply confidential information, such as bank account details, PINs or passwords; these details are then used by the owners of the website to conduct fraud.
the act of sending email that falsely claims to be from a legitimate organization