The malicious content or software that is delivered to a victim through a phishing attack.
What is a phishing payload?
A phishing payload is the malicious content or software that is delivered to a victim through a phishing attack. This can include malware, ransomware, or a link to a phishing website. The payload is the actual malicious component that is delivered to the victim, typically through a link or attachment in a phishing email. Once the victim clicks on the link or opens the attachment, the payload is activated, and the victim’s system is compromised. The payload can be used to steal sensitive information, install malware, or take control of the victim’s system.