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What does "Phishing" mean?

Phishing:
Phishing is attempting to get sensitive data from unwary people through bogus emails or fake websites. The National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) website defines phishing well: "A technique for attempting to acquire sensitive data, such as bank account numbers, through a fraudulent solicitation in email or on a web site, in which the perpetrator masquerades as a legitimate business or reputable person."

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