Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

For e.g you may receive an email that looks like it is from your bank – say, asking you to update your Debit Card details and PIN online by replying to that mail, but your bank’s email address is

A report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) revealed earlier this year, there has been a notable rise in the number phishing attacks.

This website lists simple things you can do to protect yourself from phishing attempts.

As with our offline world, you can secure your online world as well, by taking simple steps for security and being sensible.