A URL phishing attack is an attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and other details. In this type of attack, the criminal relies on a “phishing website” to capture these details.
These attacks are successful when a victim follows a link to a website and provides whatever information is requested. Normally these links are disguised as password resets or identity confirmations for legitimate services. The website is also disguised so that the victim does not notice that it is a fake website.
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