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What is Phishing? How to Avoid Them?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation stated that phishing is the most common type of cybercrime in 2020. Attacks have doubled in frequency, from 114,702 incidents in 2019 to 241,324 incidents in 2020.  (Tessian)

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack used to steal personal data to be used for several malicious purposes. The attacker often poses as a trusted entity that lures users into opening direct online messages, emails, links, or text messages.