phishing

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A form of Internet fraud in which a fake website or email is made to resemble a legitimate one, in order to steal valuable information such as credit cards, Social Security numbers, user IDs, and passwords. "Spear phishing" is a fraudulent email targeted at a specific group, often employees of a large company or users of a networking website.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.