I Used Phishing To Get My Colleagues’ Passwords. This Is What I Did by Sebastian Conijn

January 18, 2019

Did you know that 1 out of 3 people opens a phishing email, and if it’s a ‘personal’ phishing mail, the numbers are even higher? The American Democrats, Sony, and users of Gmail have all been victims of phishing. It’s a problem that’s getting bigger, and the success stories of hackers are growing every day. As designer at Hike One, I felt the urge to check if my colleagues were aware of the risks of phishing, by trying to collect their passwords.

What is phishing?

First some basics. Phishing is a method that hackers use to steal personal information, like credit card details or login credentials. The hacker duplicates an existing login page from an online service like Dropbox, Gmail or your bank. This fake website contains code that sends all personal data you submit directly to the hacker. To get you to this fake website, hackers send a convincing email to you. In this email, you will be asked to log in to your bank account because ‘the bank’ has discovered an unauthorized transaction.

Setting up the hook for some phishing

Phishing is....

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