New York Phishing Defense Attorney
Phishing is an attempt to acquire information from someone, such as their website login credentials or credit card information, by deceptive means. It is a form of identity theft or attempted identity theft. Phishing often involves disguising an email or website as if it belongs to an entity you trust, such as your bank, your employer’s web portal, or a social networking site.
A basic tactic of phishers is to use someone else’s computer and/or internet connection to do the dirty work. This can involve remotely hacking into your computer or wifi network in order to send out the “bait” emails. This can result in criminal charges being leveled against innocent parties.
If you are charged with phishing or related crimes, do not lose hope. Such charges are very serious, but the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable defense attorney is invaluable. At Brill Legal Group, P.C., we are experienced at both dismantling weak cases against clients and mitigating the damage done by strong cases. Contact us as soon as possible so that we may examine the charges against you and help you understand your options.