Why is phishing considered to be illegal by the law?
As the Phishing technique could easily hack up the user accounts, online bank accounts, other important accounts of the users and hence cause up to a great loss to the user either in form of money, data or commercial loss, therefore to prevent the online users, the government has made a law against phishing scam. This should also be applicable because if any damage or loss happens to any individual or authority because of the phishing hacking tricks, then there could be some mode of approach against it.
How does the Phishing Works?
Phishing techniques works on the basic principle, user is send up the cloned PHP image of the website login page for which the account is to be hacked and if the user tends to fill out the credentials or the login details and password on that image file then the same is transferred to the hacker in form of simple text which could be used by him/her later on to gain access to your account. The image page file you see on your devices doesn’t log you on to the website but you are then redirected to the original website after the login details have been shared, you would again have to log in to the original website.
How to prevent Phishing Scam:
The Phishing method always includes the necessity of sending up the victim the link URL for the cloned PHP image file which the user is required to access. Now if any user would be knowing that the URL is a part of phishing then he/she won’t ever go for it anyways, but to make this URL hidden the hackers tends to share up the links under some covered website detailing asking you to access the website for some purpose. For eg., the amount you get up the message saying your that your bank account have been credited with the amount, but the link that it covers is the Login page to your bank account! If someone uses that link to login to the account then the ID and Password are shared or transferred to the hacker.
For prevention from that never ever fill up your login details on the message redirected login page that you either get as email, text message or on any other messaging service but try to login through the official website of your account services and always be sure that it’s a genuine website!
Legal Action against Phishing:
If you feel like that you have been induced into some phishing hack and you have lost up your account data access or you have lost your bank account details somehow then don’t worry because you have options to further act against the hackers unit or individual. Just call 999 for getting up the immediate help if you got stuck in a great emergency or just go for the Police help for your case regarding the Phishing scam.
Overall, phishing could be greatly prevented if you live always updated about your actions on the web or you fill up your account details on the very genuine websites!