Hackers that use phishing to take your information has been on the raise lately. The most resent people to use phishing to take your information where doing it dressed up as PayPal. The hackers would send you an email saying that they need you to confirm your password to your PayPal account. Most people fell for it, because it looked just like the emails that PayPal sends out. After that, they would log in as you and change your password, and from there they were able to do what ever they wanted with your online money. This turned out to be a great scam for people who use phishing because most PayPal accounts are connected with your online bank account. Thus the hackers not only got your online money, but they got the account number to your bank. PayPal sent out a letter a few days later (the real PayPal) reminding everyone that no one from PayPal will ever ask for your information, so do not give it out. For many this was to little to late, many had already lost lots of money.
That was a lesson learned the hard way for many people. This just let us know, that hackers still use phishing as a way to take your information. For course, you do not see this happen just with online money sites. Many kids will use this method as a way to steal online accounts for video games. I know that sound mean (and it is) but kids get very into playing video games. Of course, this is not as bad as people taking your money, but many people put money into online games so this is a crime as well. If you think you may be a victim of people who use phishing, then you should contact the site that you gave your information away too, right away. Maybe if you do it fast, it will not be too late. Just remember not to give away your online information to anyone, and you will be safe.