What are the risks of phishing for a general user ?
As the use of the Internet becomes widespread, corporate employees or individual users demand to be more online and use the internet to access products or services. At this point, with the widespread use of the Internet, our shopping, banking transactions, financial transactions, internal communications and many other critical data have started to be used widely on the Internet. Naturally, this situation has changed the point of view of cyber attackers and increased targeted attacks.
Cyber attackers cause great harm by targeting unconscious users with phishing methods. If Phising attacks are targeted, it has a great success rate. Naturally, cyber attackers often use phishing attacks, one of the oldest and most effective methods in internet history. Unfortunately, spear phishing attacks accompanied by social engineering attacks threaten institutions as a dangerous and dangerous cyber weapon in the hands of cyber attackers.
Phishing attacks are defined as a crime using both social engineering and technical infrastructure. These attacks, which are widely carried out via e-mail, have evolved with the popularity of today’s social networks, reaching much larger masses and playing an effective role in spreading harmful codes such as virus worm.