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Phishing Attack

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The hacker typically emails a user and pretends to be a representative from a bank or company.

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Pharming

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Is a term some people use for an attack on DNS or hosts files that lead an individual to the wrong site.

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Spim

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Typically, instant messenger IDs are learned by the hacker using a BOT. The BOT then sends the user an instant message asking the user to click the hyperlink sent.

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Spear Phishing

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A type of phishing where the email message sent is spoofed and looks like it comes from a trusted source such as a fellow employee.

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Vishing

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Tries to trick people and steal money from them. The contact is made with a phone call.

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Whaling

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The hacker sends the email to a specific person (the big fish) who may have a lot to lose from the attack. Usually an executive.

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Xmas

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Scan gets it name by a packet being sent to each port with PSG,URG, and FIN flags set in the packet,

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Spoofing Attacks

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Is a type of attack where the hacker alters the source address of information to make the information look like it is coming from a different person.

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Hoaxes

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Are email messages that users receive giving a false story and asking the user to take some type of action.

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Spam

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Is sending the same unsolicited email message to a number of people.

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Social engineering attacks

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Involves the hacker trying to trick someone into compromising security through social contact such s a phone call or email message.