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PHISHING – FISHING WEB USERS

  • SUBHA RANJAN SAHOO, SATYA RANJAN SAHOO, SWACHI SWETA BEHERA
  • 2018 saw a 65% increase in phishing, with a total of 1,220,523 attacks for the year.

    In 2018 alone, attackers used phishing, hacking, malware and other strategies to steal 4.2 billion records from organizations. Furthermore, 81% of organizations that were attacked lost customers and suffered reputation damage as a result. The average cost of such repercussions was $1.6 million per organization.

    In the first quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab's anti-phishing technologies prevented more than 3.7 million attempts to visit fraudulent social network pages, of which 60 percent were fake Facebook pages or called phishing.

    Most of those people had given all their information including highly confidential ones too and the can be stolen.

  • professional hackers and intelligence agencies. But now with advancement in technology and with more people getting access to internet, phishing can be done by a common man with basic knowledge about this science.

    People who carry out financial transactions over the web, people providing all their confidential information on social media are those who act as sufferers of phishing.

November 8, 2019

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