How does phishing take place?

Q1. How does phishing take place?

Ans. Phishing refers to a technique of obtaining personal information, such as login name, password, and credit card details of another person without his/her knowledge or consent. Phishing normally takes place through e-mail or instant messaging. In phishing, an imposter sends you an e-mail or uses a website that looks genuine to trick people into giving important information about them.

For example, the imposter may send an e-mail (which appears genuine to you), pretending to be a representative of your company. In the e-mail, he may ask you to update your information online by clicking a specified link. As you click the link, you may be redirected to a fraudulent website where you are asked to enter important information about yourself, which can later be used for cyber-crime and fraud.