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What is phishing?

Phishing is when hackers create a fake product or a fake website, that unmistakably resembles the official product or website. Imagine opening a website that looks exactly like Facebook, being asked to enter your login information. If you enter the information, it will most likely be sent to the hacker, and the hacker now has access to your Facebook-account. 

Phishing is definitely not solely used to steal your login information. It can include any information you enter on the internet, that a hacker could be interested in. The hackers typically go after usernames, passwords, netbank- or credit card information. Phishing is often seen in fake online stores, where your credit card information is stolen, after you have "purchased" something in the store.

Even though NemID is new, there have already been several attempts at real time phishing. Real time phishing works in the way, that frauds attempts to cheat you when you are trying to log in to NemID. You might get an extra pop-up from NemID, asking you to enter another key from your keycard. 

It is important to check, whether you are on the right website, by looking at the adress bar. You can also increase your protection against phishing attacks by using a special browser, when entering sensitive information.

We offer a so-called Safepay-browser in our solutions, that warns you whenever you visit unsafe websites.

Phishing is usually spread through emails sent to random email addresses. These emails are among the fake emails, they warn you about in the media. Therefore, you have to be careful opening emails from unknown email adresses. The frauds have become excellent at creating emails, that look like the kind of emails, you would receive from official companies.