Phishing is a way hackers can access your computer by sending you sketchy messages, emails, and phone calls disgusied as legitimate sources. It can occur unpredictably and at any time, so it's up to you to take the necessary precautions against these threats.
Someone tried phishing me!
Emails are a common type of phishing. The email is sent from the hacker to the user, and it typically has a fishy link in it. It may seem genuine, but don't be tricked by the front these hackers put up.
You can't fool me!
Whatever you do, do not click on the link. It will download a virus or some other type of malware onto your computer. Instead, use spam filters to sort out the good emails from the bad ones.
The filter will analyze the email you received and will tell you whether it is fraudulent or not. The spam email will be exposed, and you can prevent yourself from accidentally downloading a virus ahead of time.
Knowing spam from your regular emails, you can dispose of it, and you'll be safe from the hacker's attempts to take over your computer and access all your personal data.
With that, you can view your regular emails without any worries of being hacked or scammed.