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