What is phishing:
A hacker sends thousands of fraudulent emails, hoping a few will click on attached links, pictures or documents, this enables them to capture sensitive information or install malicious software. Most of the time the emails appear to come from valid or known sources.
Here are some things to look for:
Sender name or known company brand
Impersonal message greeting
May contain scare tactics
Request for sensitive information
Spoofed links and websites