While opening the email, you got an interesting but suspicious message from a company.


3::Phishing
1::Spyware
2::Spoofing

This is the correct answer. With Phishing an attacker tries to collect user personal data (such as passwords and credit card numbers) by means of fake apps, fake SMS or fake email messages that seem genuine. The attacker may either ask you to provide your data directly (i.e. via replying in the mail) or via visiting a web site that he/she proposes. Never answer a message that appears to be phishing.

For more information, see https://www.enisa.europa.eu/topics/national-csirt-network/glossary/phishing-spear-phishing

 

This answer is not the correct one. Spyware is malicious software that covertly collects information about users and their activities to use it for marketing purposes, such as profiling or targeted advertisements. Such spyware is often apparently bona fide software, installed with the user’s consent, which requests and abuses privileges over and above those required for the stated purpose of the app. The correct answer among those proposed is Phishing: With Phishing an attacker tries to collects user personal data (such as passwords and credit card numbers) by means of fake apps, fake SMS or fake email messages that seem genuine. The attacker may either ask you to provide your data directly (i.e. via replying in the mail) or via visiting a web site that he/she proposes. Never answer a message that appears to be phishing.

For more information, see https://www.enisa.europa.eu/topics/national-csirt-network/glossary/phishing-spear-phishing

 

This answer is not correct; it can be considered though as partially correct. Spoofing is the situation in which a cyber-attack is conducted by providing a rogue service (e.g. website, WiFi hotspot) which is masquerade as a legitimate service. The e-mail address (i.e. the sender information shown in e-mails) can be also spoofed and this is often the case in spam e-mails. The correct answer though among those proposed is Phishing, which is the case when an attacker tries to collects user personal data (such as passwords and credit card numbers) by means of fake apps, fake SMS or fake email messages that seem genuine. The attacker may either ask you to provide your data directly (i.e. via replying in the mail) or via visiting a web site that he/she proposes. Never answer a message that appears to be phishing.

For more information, see https://www.enisa.europa.eu/topics/national-csirt-network/glossary/phishing-spear-phishing

 


The message said that “you’ve won the lottery” and the company was asking you specific personal and banking details so that they could lodge a large sum of money in your bank account.

These emails are a common type of cyber-attack that goes by the name of…..