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  1. phishingnoun

    Synonyms:
    spoofing

  2. phishingnoun

    The act of sending email that falsely claims to be from a legitimate organization. This is usually combined with a threat or request for information: for example, that an account will close, a balance is due, or information is missing from an account. The email will ask the recipient to supply confidential information, such as bank account details, PINs or passwords; these details are then used by the owners of the website to conduct fraud.

    Synonyms:
    spoofing

  3. phishingnoun

    The act of circumventing security with an alias.

    Synonyms:
    spoofing

PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "phishing":

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How to use phishing in a sentence?

  1. Simon Taylor:

    This database will be a rich source of information for the bad guys to create very compelling, targeted spear phishing attacks and increases the likelihood of recipients opening email attachments, which renders them, and their respective organizations, highly exposed to attack.

  2. Evan Reiser:

    We’ve seen these attacks play out before, when the first stimulus payments were released in April 2020, scammers launched a phishing campaign that impersonated the IRS, claiming that stimulus checks would be withheld unless the recipient updated their address information.

  3. Marc Rogers:

    I've never seen this volume of phishing, i am literally seeing phishing messages in every language known to man.

  4. Evan Reiser:

    When the first stimulus payments were released in April 2020, scammers launched a phishing campaign that impersonated the IRS, claiming that stimulus checks would be withheld unless the recipient updated their address information.

  5. Charles Carmakal:

    We don't see any evidence of phishing for the employee whose credentials were used. We have not seen any other evidence of attacker activity before April 29.


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