Phishing is a way hackers con you into providing your personal information or account data via fake emails. Once your info is obtained, hackers create new user credentials or install malware (such as backdoors) into your system to steal sensitive data.

Phish testing is a program that lets organizations send a realistic but fake phishing email to employees in order to see how they respond. Phish testing is used to gauge the effectiveness of phishing training programs that are designed to help employees spot phishing emails and to handle them appropriately.