What is a phishing attack?

Phishing is type of cyber-attack that uses a disguised e-mail as a weapon. The idea behind this type of cyber-attack is that a cybercriminal will create an e-mail that masquerades as a trusted entity or known brand to trick the recipient into handing over sensitive information, usually a username and password, in order to gain access to IT systems and data. Phishing attacks can be devastating to business, and for this reason Lucid offer cyber awareness training and industry leading security solutions to customers.

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