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Phishing
A form of Internet fraud in which a fake website or email is made to resemble a legitimate one, in order to steal valuable information such as credit cards, Social Security numbers, user IDs, and passwords. "Spear phishing" is a fraudulent email targeted at a specific group, often employees of a large company or users of a networking website.
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