Spoofing

Spoofing

In the field of cybersecurity, spoofing refers to a type of cybercrime where an evildoer mimics a trusted source or pretends to be someone the victim knows. The aim of the spoofer is to steal different kinds of data by gaining the victim’s trust. They then use this data to their own gain. There are different types of spoofing, such as email, caller ID, website, IP address, ARP, DNS, GPS, and Geolocation spoofing.

The most known type of spoofing is probably email spoofing. In this case, as well as in the case of caller ID spoofing, the spoofers disguise themselves as someone the receiver trusts. By doing so, they manipulate the receiver to click on a link or give them personal information (such as banking credentials).