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What is a phishing attack?

Last updated: January 15, 2019

A phishing attack is an online method used by scam artists and hackers to to steal personal information and money. Typical phishing attacks are found in two forms:

  1. An e-mail masquerading as a message from a trusted source such as a bank or service provider.
  2. A website masquerading as a trusted source such as a bank or service provider which prompts you to input key personal information such as login details or credit card numbers.

To prevent your web hosting service being used to facilitate a phishing attack is to ensure you keep it up to date to reduce the potential for it to be hacked. When a website script (such as a common CMS) is hacked, phishing attack sites can be injected allowing your service to unwittingly facilitate phishing attacks.

Keeping your website up to date can help prevent this occurring.

If you run into any potential phishing websites or believe you have been affected by one, please get in touch with our support team who can assist further.

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