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Phishing Attacks: Effects on the Public

How are phishing attacks used as Internet fraud schemes? How does this form of attack affect individuals? Provide and explain an example of phishing and evaluate its effects on the public

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Email messages are the most common form of a phishing attack. The attacker sends out batch emails, and these emails often look like they're from real companies, including credit card companies, banks, and other companies that would require the user to input sensitive information. The email recipient is typically asked to click on a link, and the linked page generally contains the fraudulent bank or entity's logo and other ...

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This solution explains how phishing attacks are used as internet fraud schemes. This solution also explains how this form of attack affects individuals, and provides and explains an example of a phishing scheme and evaluates its effects on the public. Includes 2 references.