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phish

[fish] /fɪʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to try to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an e-mail that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, usually a financial institution, but contains a link to a fake website that replicates the real one.
verb (used with object)
2.
to make (someone) a victim in this way:
If you've been phished, you should cancel your credit cards immediately.
Sometimes, brand spoof.
Compare vish.
Origin
1995-2000
1995-2000; respelling (influenced by phreak) of fish
Related forms
phisher, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for branded spoof

phish

verb

To lure unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking e-mail with the real organization's logo, in an attempt to steal passwords or financial or personal information or introduce a virus attack; the creation of a Web site replica for fooling unsuspecting Internet users into submitting personal or financial information or passwords (1996+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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