anatomy of a phishing email

A phishing email is a type of cyber attack that aims to deceive individuals into revealing sensitive information, such as login credentials, financial data, or personal information. These emails often impersonate trustworthy sources, such as banks, social media platforms, online services, or government agencies, in an attempt to trick recipients into believing the email is legitimate.

Phishing emails typically use various tactics to manipulate recipients into taking actions that benefit the attackers, such as clicking on malicious links, downloading infected attachments, or entering personal information on fake websites designed to look like the legitimate ones.