Recently, Cofense Phishing Defense Center analysts discovered a rather unusual PayPal credential phishing scam.
Phishing is a malicious technique used by cybercriminals to gather sensitive information (credit card data, usernames, and passwords, etc.) from users. The attackers pretend to be a trustworthy entity to bait the victims into trusting them and revealing their confidential data. What’s worse, the data gathered through phishing can be used for financial theft, identity theft, to gain unauthorized access to the victim’s accounts or to accounts they have access to, to blackmail the victim, and more.