Phishing is a type of cyber-attack that involves emails that appear to be from legitimate businesses that the user may be associated with. As these phishing emails are scams they are designed to look as though they come from the claimed entity. These messages ask for verification of personal information, such as an account number, a password, or a date of birth. Twenty percent of unsuspecting victims respond, which may result in stolen accounts, financial loss, or even identity theft. It is best not to respond to unsolicited emails as they may be attacks of this kind. If one deems it necessary to respond to an unsolicited email, they should be sure to check it for misspellings or odd phrasings as these can be a giveaway of illicit activity. It is also not a good idea to open email attachments from senders one does not trust.