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By: Lee Waldrip

  • The idea of phishing was created in 1987 and was first recorded by name in 1996.
  • The term is likely reflected by the term "phreaking".
  • AOL is one of the first businesses that phishing caused problems.
  • Victims are pulling in by "bait" that lures them into falling for tricks that will make them give up their passwords or information.
  • Financial institutions have been made to help those who fall victim to phishing sites.
  • Many Facebook users experience e-mails that are fake and try to retrieve personal information.


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