According to wikipedia phishing is defined as:
Phishing (/ˈfiSHiNG/) is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication
Today i had an interesting email, it purported to be a comment waiting to be approved on this blog. I was about to click and approve when I saw the link.
The content at first glance looks ok, but spend just 2 seconds more and its clear its a fraudulent email:
Of course the “Sing in” however is a bit of a clue things are not quite right.
I’m intrigued, they take the time to make 99% look “right” and then have something like this, is this a defence in the event they are caught?
Always go to sites from your browser.. never from emails