Security Center

Learn about the latest cyber threats and how to protect yourself.

Security Center / Definitions / Phishing


Phishing Phishing is a type of online attack that is primarily used to trick users into giving away valuable information or accidentally authorizing an attack in order to steal user data, such as login credentials and financial information. It is imperative to block phishing sites and bad or compromised websites for safe browsing and shopping. Sophos Home protects against phishing attacks by checking all URLs against a database of known phishing sites, continuously maintained and updated by SophosLabs.

Sophos Home Free includes a free 30-day trial of Premium plus an immediate Advanced Malware Removal to thoroughly clean your computer of any current malware infections.

Download Free Edition