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Specialized Types of Phishing

Some specialized types of phishing include:

  • Vishing: “Voice” phishing uses spam calls
  • Smishing: “SMS” phishing uses text messages
  • Spear Phishing: A phishing strategy that targets specific victims
  • Whaling: A phishing strategy that targets high-profile victims

Social Engineering: Phishing

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack in which a threat actor, posing as a trustworthy source, attempts to trick a victim into doing something, either through email, webpages or even by phone.

Phishing Uses

Phishing is a social engineering tactic that can be used for many things, such as stealing credentials or getting malware onto a system.