Phishing is a type of cyber attack where attackers trick individuals into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that compromise security.
Attackers use various methods, such as email, to impersonate legitimate entities and deceive victims.
Phishing methods include email phishing, spear phishing, vishing, and SMS phishing.
Attackers often employ psychological tactics to manipulate victims into taking action.
Before launching a phishing simulation, it's crucial to plan and prepare:
Choose realistic phishing scenarios relevant to your organization. These could include:
GoPhish is a popular tool for conducting phishing simulations. Here's how to set it up:
Once GoPhish is set up, it's time to initiate the campaign:
Phishers employ various techniques to steal credentials:
Understanding these methods helps in creating realistic simulations and training users to recognize phishing attempts.
GoPhish is a powerful open-source phishing framework designed for security professionals, organizations, and cybersecurity enthusiasts. It empowers users to conduct controlled and ethical phishing simulations to assess and enhance their security posture. With its intuitive interface and a range of features, GoPhish simplifies the process of testing and improving an organization's defenses against phishing attacks.
Before installing GoPhish, it's essential to update your system's package list and upgrade existing packages:
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get upgrade
GoPhish requires certain dependencies. Install them using the following commands:
$sudo apt-get install -y git golang-go
Clone the GoPhish GitHub repository to your local machine:
$git clone https://github.com/gophish/gophish
Change to the GoPhish directory:
Build GoPhish using the following command:
GoPhish will be available at http://localhost:3333. Access the admin interface in your web browser.