Phishing is the term used to describe all attempts to fraudulently collect personal data from Internet users, such as customer data, login data, etc., in order to make the most of the information available on the Internet.

The stolen data is often used to order goods on the Internet and thus incur costs for the stolen goods.

Frequently emails are sent with a link - when the recipient clicks on it, he or she arrives at a fake website, which is often difficult to distinguish from the originals.