Phishing scams are often obvious. For example, a hacker bot just emailed some Gizmodo writers with the subject line: “Send your full contact informations for a do na ti on claims.” LOL not a chance. But dangerously convincing phishing scams definitely exist.
Last year, a pair of shockingly convincing phishing scam targeted Google and Apple users. One used a google.com URL to trick people into signing into their Google Drive accounts. Another used an almost identical log in screen to catch people’s Apple passwords.
Regardless of the methods, phishing scams are some of the most dangerous weapons in a hacker’s arsenal. It’s the type of thing they use to rob banks for billions of dollars. So tell us: Have you ever come across a phishing scam that almost made you bite?