How to avoid falling for phishing scams

Phishing is a common hacking scam that usually involves spoofing an email or a website of a trusted source such as PayPal, a large bank, your CEO, or even the FBI, CIA, or Department of Homeland Security, to name a few. The goal of phishing is to trick users into sharing confidential or personal information, which can then be used to steal more data or for fraud, such as identity theft.