What is phishing?

Phishing is a psychological attack, usually in the form of an email, text message, or phone call that tries to manipulate the target into performing an action they would not otherwise do. This manipulation uses psychological techniques, such as lying, evasion, intimidation, or preying on the target's willingness to help. Everyone, including you, is a phishing target.


PhishNet was created to be a central place to discuss phishing and view a curated list of phishing emails that have been caught by the Bradley community. Every email in this list has been reported by Bradley students, faculty, or staff, and their actions make Bradley safer. Thank you to Brown University's Phish Bowl for the original idea.

How to protect yourself from phishing