Phishing is the illegal practice of impersonating a reputable organization in order to get someone to reveal sensitive personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers. It’s one of the internet’s oldest threats, costing people thousands of dollars a year and companies millions of dollars annually. In this report you will find the history of phishing, how it was conducted in the past and today, the outcomes of being a victim to phishing, prevention methods, and our recommendations to prevent phishing. Research was conducted using the City Tech online library and multiple online sources. The goal of this report is to educate the public on the severity of phishing, the threat it poses to the online world, and provide awareness.

You may read our research report here.