What does phishing mean (in email)?

Phishing is a type of cyber attack where a fraudulent entity or an attacker tries to trick or deceive an individual or organization into providing sensitive information such as login credentials, personal information, financial information, or other confidential information by impersonating a legitimate entity.

The attacker typically sends a fake email, message or creates a fake website that looks like a legitimate one to the victim, and then requests the victim to provide their personal or sensitive information. The goal of phishing attacks is to steal valuable information or to gain access to a system or network that can be exploited for financial gain or other malicious purposes.

It is important to be aware of phishing attempts and to take precautions such as verifying the authenticity of emails or websites before providing any personal or sensitive information.