Nerdhorn and Phishing


Phishing refers to attempts to impersonate a trustworthy communication partner via fake websites, e-mails or other messages in order to obtain personal data, for example. As a result, for example account theft or identity theft can be committed or malware can be installed. Phishing is one of the social engineering attacks that exploit the victims’ good faith.

Here you are that the phishing email uses a slightly different shade of green in the logo. However, the company logo, fonts and layout are often copied in order not to arouse suspicion. Attackers also mostly use https, as an ignorant user may assume that the site is consequently secure. We examined the potential of signed and encrypted emails, which could be used as the next technique. You can find the published paper on SCITEPRESS.