If you sit and think about it for a second, online phishing is not that far from actual fishing. The one major difference is that the online fishermen are criminals.
Unlike the tuna, fluke or salmon that you may recreationally fish for, the trophies that these fraudsters are after are your personal data, banking credentials and so on.
Unfortunately there is no real cure for phishing attacks aside from paranoia-level vigilance on the case of the end user. This threat is like the flu — constantly evolving and changing attack approaches. Fraudsters can launch personal phishing campaigns, directed at employees of a certain organization or mothers at waiting. This reminds you of some kind of a maleficent marketing, doesn’t it? There are numerous ways to take the bait: accessing public Wi-Fi, logging into a fake website or following a link in a “cool” discount email promising exclusive Black Friday or Christmas deals. It’s impossible to enumerate all the cases.
In fine, it’s easy to get infected. But how users protect themselves?