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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is “Phishing”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is “Phishing”?

We’ve all known people or businesses that have fallen prey to “phishing” attacks. But what is a “phishing” scam? And why is it called that? Back when the word originated, “phishing” attacks were specific to one single spot: AOL. In 1994, a group of enterprising hackers from across the country started impersonating AOL representatives in…Read More