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1.
Tricking an internet user into giving you his/her login name and password. Could also be used to get credit card information. Usualy an act of a lamer on AOL.
im a worthless idiot trying to trick nooBs in to giving me there password because im an idiot.
by gridlock January 26, 2004
 
2.
The act of setting up a fake store front that looks like the real one to trick people; usually to steal their personal information.

The word was named after Brien Phish who set up a credit card scam in the 1980s over the phone by pretending to be from the credit card company.
This is a clever phish attempt by a couple of hooligans.
by Oliver Clevont August 08, 2004
 
3.
Scamming method used to ellicit information from "uninformed" computer users through impersonation of trusted sources.
Joe got an e-mail from eBay saying he needed to enter his username and password at the link provided to verify his account information. It later turns out he was a victim of phishing.
by Easy_Target February 19, 2005
 
4.
The imitation of a company or person to get somebody else's money; a hacker term.
Phishing is one of the easiest ways of hacking if you are good at social engineering.
by drmikedogg January 25, 2004
 
5.
collecting logos and graphics from a genuine source (e.g. Citibank) and making fraudulent e-mails out of them, to obtain data about a person
"...we will terminate your checking account, unless you can answer these few simple questions in our survey"
by Container August 24, 2003
 
6.
Little fucking Internet nerd faggot shit for brains that trick you into giving out your personal information (passwords etc), I lost my steam (pc gaming service) account with three great games, team fortress 2, CSS and GMod to these shitty fart bandits, get a fuckin life you phishing jizznets
Phishers: sign up here for the left 4 dead 2 early beta

you: fuckin hell yes, early left 4 dead 2

phishers: yoink, thanks for your account and the games you spent hard earned money to buy

you: FUCK SHIT TITTY BALLSACK Phishing scrotums
by SKILLS4K1LLS2 September 12, 2009
 
7.
A process used by individuals that are attempting to illegally obtain personal information about a person for the purposes of stealing that person’s identity, financial or personal information. Most commonly used by calling a credit card company, bank or other data collection institution several times to piece together bits of information into a complete profile of a specific individual.
Some piece of shiite muslim was phishing my credit card information from my bank and charged $1000 on it.
by Openmind01 April 18, 2006