X-Force Threat Insight Quarterly: Phishing and Other Significant Threats of 2004
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Overview: ""Phishing,"" a specific method of social engineering that continues to grow in popularity. Phishing can be defined as a malicious attempt to lure an unsuspected user to either provide sensitive information (passwords, credit card information, etc.) or compromise the users system. Most security professionals would agree that the weakest link in any corporate security strategy is the end user.