In this post, we will understand the difference between phishing and spoofing −
It is an identity theft where a person tries to use the identity of a legitimate user.
It can be a part of phishing.
It can happen when a user downloads a malicious software on their computer.
It is done with the aim of getting a new identity.
Examples of spoofing include IP spoofing, Email spoofing, URL spoofing.
It is the phenomenon where the attacker steals sensitive and confidential information from the user.
This confidential information could include PIN numbers, passwords, and bank details.
It is not considered as a part of spoofing.
It is done using social engineering methods.
The purpose of phishing is to get confidential information from the victim.
Examples of phishing include phone phishing where the attacker asks the user for OTP, and clone phishing.