Phishing is one of the most common types of ransomware attacks that have been affecting web users over the years. Mainly aimed at stealing the users’ data and information, hackers have developed a variety of strategies to perform phishing attacks smoothly.
To be well aware of the processes of ransomware recovery, which follows a phishing attack, internet users must know about the strategies and ways adopted by attackers to conduct phishing attacks successfully. Once you see these phishing strategies, you will be better able to protect your data from them. You can also recover your data easily after you understand how the data has been hijacked.
Here are some of the most common strategies used for phishing by perpetrators who are always on the lookout to steal your sensitive and confidential data:
Session Hijacking Phishing
This is the type of phishing in which hackers obtain your personal information by interfering and misusing your web session control contrivance. Such phishers are most likely to use a sniffer which helps them in the most basic web session hacking. The phishers then obtain and manipulate the pertinent information to illegitimately access the server.
Email Or Spam Phishing
This is the most commonly used strategy by hackers to obtain people’s data. Phishers send an email to a large number of web users where the email is aimed at requesting the receivers to fill in the personal details about themselves. Once acquired, these phishers use this information to serve their illegal purposes. Receivers are very likely to fill in information without giving a second thought because the email is mostly designed as an essential note requesting information verification. Users provide the correct information about themselves without thinking where it would go later.
In this, hackers target a precise group of people on the web. The primary purpose of hackers is to obtain private information from a specific person or organization. The attacks in spear phishing are made after thorough research about the party aimed at. This makes the attacking personalized and customized so that the personal data obtained is plenty as well as useful.
Content Injection Phishing
This is a more straightforward strategy used by phishers and is comparatively less probable to get the hackers plenty of useful data. In content injection phishing, hackers or phishers first manipulate a reliable web page and alter a part of the content on that web page. The content changed is aimed at misleading users to another page, which is not legitimate. Once the users go to that site, they are asked to enter their details and are then phished over.
Other than these, there are different strategies used for phishing such as Vishing, Smishing, Key loggers, etc. Knowing all of them will make the ransomware removal process more manageable as well as faster after a phishing attack.