It is a term to describe the action to manipulate interactions with other people to create a favorable outcome for yourself, otherwise known as “Social Engineering”. Through manipulation, phishers can try to trick someone into making mistakes and with human error, it is the key that makes social engineering work. Rather than trying to outsmart well-built and thought out layers of security, one only need to trick one layer that could make a mistake, to get access to everything. There are various “attacks” involved with social engineering where the goal is to trick the target through manipulation into revealing information without them knowing that they are handing it out voluntarily.
The final product turned into hundreds of lines of code all connected onto one page, with lots of organization and unique IDs to keep it all working, and one semester later, I've successfully created a phishing website hidden behind a blog website that lures the user with multiple traps/chances to provide bits of information for me to "steal" and use to inform the user about the dangers of phishing scams in an informative presentation.