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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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