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What is Spoofing and How to Prevent a Spoofing Attack

December 29, 2020

Spoofing is a cyberattack that occurs when a scammer is disguised as a trusted source to gain access to important data or information. Spoofing can happen through websites, emails, phone calls, texts, IP addresses and servers.

Usually, the main goal of spoofing is to access personal information, steal money, bypass network access controls or spread malware through infected attachments or links. With every form of communication online, scammers will try to use spoofing to try to steal your identity and assets.

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