Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through email, to trick you to reveal your credentials to the attacker. Phishing emails usually appear to come from a well-known organization and request for your personal information such as credit card number, account number or login name and password. In Malaysia, most of the phishing attacks detected target internet banking users and tricks them to reveal their credentials.
In order for the cyber criminals to successfully “phish” your personal information, they must redirect you to a website which looks like a legitimate Internet banking site but it is not. This is done by sending an email that appears coming from your bank with embedded links that take you to the fraudulent website when clicked. When you key in your details and submit through the bogus website, the information is captured by the cyber criminals to gain access to your Internet banking account.
Educate yourself to identify phishing attack and be protected.