Phishing may feel like a recent term but the attack type is a decades-old scam
Phishing for information is a socially-based attack that has deep roots on the Internet. The quirky spelling, with a PH instead of an F, is a not so subtle nod to a hacker class called phreaks.
After nearly 36 years since it was first referenced, and nearly 30 years since the first primitive forms of the attack started in chatrooms, phishing is still one of the largest threats on the internet.
Let's dive into Phishing's history, evolution and predictions for the future...