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Phishing Kits

Let's make a phishing attack (just kidding). The easiest way to do so is obtaining a pre-made phishing kit. Phishing kits represent a significant and growing danger. These tools, readily available in the darker corners of the internet, empower even technically unsophisticated criminals to launch effective phishing campaigns. This post aims to demystify phishing kits, explore their dangers, and provide practical advice on safeguarding against these insidious threats.  Phishing kits are pre-packaged sets of tools and resources designed to facilitate phishing attacks. The parts of a phishing kit can be broken down into the following components: Email templates Webpage clones (usually scraped from the legit site) Scripts and code repositories  Hosting Platforms Delivery Systems Readme & docs Premium services Real-time data analysis tools Customer service* Social engineering tools These kits are designed for ease of use, allowing attackers to launch phishing campaigns with minimal t
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