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What is a phishing attack?
Updated Thursday January 28th 2021 / Category Security

A phishing attack is an online method used by scam artists and hackers to to steal personal information and money. Typical phishing attacks are found in two forms:

  1. An e-mail masquerading as a message from a trusted source such as a bank or service provider.
  2. A website masquerading as a trusted source such as a bank or service provider which prompts you to input key personal information such as login details or credit card numbers.

To prevent your web hosting service being used to facilitate a phishing attack is to ensure you keep it up to date to reduce the potential for it to be hacked. When a website script (such as a common CMS) is hacked, phishing attack sites can be injected allowing your service to unwittingly facilitate phishing attacks.

Keeping your website up to date can help prevent this occurring.

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