What is Phishing? - Definition, Examples & Awareness


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Which of the following terms describes the practice of attempting to acquire sensitive information with deceptive emails?

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1. What type of information is typically subject to phishing attacks?

2. A phishing attack that incorporates personal information about the user is known as which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be assessed on general topics concerning this subject. These topics will include the act of sending deceiving emails to collect private information, information that is prone to phishing, examples of phishing attacks, and defense against these attacks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be a bit more explicit, you will be examined on:

  • Representing yourself under false pretenses to gain information over the internet
  • Information that is vulnerable to phishing
  • Phishing attacks that use victims' person information
  • Phishing attacks that use fake websites
  • A method of defense against phishing

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about internet attacks in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding phishing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about phishing attacks

Additional Learning

You can learn more concerning this information with the help of our lesson, What is Phishing? - Definition, Examples & Awareness. This lesson will further your understanding of:

  • How phishing is successful
  • The most general form of phishing
  • Anti-phishing measures