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What is phishing?

Phishing is a scenario where a threat actor pretends to be someone they're not, so a person will send them useful information.

Spear phishing is a type of phishing where the threat actor targets a specific person, using legitimate personal or business information gathered by other means to create false credibility.

Read more about phishing: https://cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/dont-take-bait-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-attacks


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