There's no reason to get butthurt..
Note: One of the worst parts about written communication is you can't hear my tone. So to be clear, I mean this in a completely friendly manner.
I don't understand what it is about you and someone disagreeing with you. Someone disagrees with you, they must be butt hurt.
Forums are meant for discussion. So unfortunately there will be people that might disagree with you. The point of the forum is to discuss it. So when someone replies, they very likely may just be discussing some topic not just getting angry. I honestly don't care whether people here agree with me or not. I'd rather they didn't. A forum where everyone agrees about everything would be very boring.
So I don't know how to clarify this anymore than I already have. I am just discussing your points, it's not a personal attack.
Phishing in itself is obviously a technical attack, for it uses technical shit as in setting up a site.
The attack isn't happening on a technical level though. While it uses technical things, the exploit is purely on the person. A similar thing would be someone calling you on the phone and pretending to be someone working for your bank. While it uses a phone(technical), the exploit is on the person. This is the same for phishing. It uses a website as a medium to exploit the person.
If you are using some way of routing their traffic to your site, then I don't see how SE comes into play.
I would say that would be a mix of SE and a technical attack. The technical attack would be the routing of the traffic and the SE would be the person believing that the phishing site is legitimate. Even if the fake site has everything the real site, even the domain name the same( like through some DNS exploit). The part where the user believes that the form is legitimate is exploiting the fact that a normal person doesn't go to extreme(IE ridiculous) lengths to verify the forms they put their info in.
Ah, ok. I admit I was being a little rude, so sorry about that, but I sort of thought you were trying to troll me in some way.