1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

Pharming

Similar in nature to e-mail phishing, pharming seeks to obtain personal or private (usually financial related) information through domain spoofing. Rather than being spammed with malicious and mischievous e-mail requests for you to visit spoof Web sites which appear legitimate, pharming  'poisons' a DNS server by infusing false information into the DNS server, resulting in a user's request being redirected elsewhere. Your browser, however will show you are at the correct Web site, which makes pharming a bit more serious and more difficult to detect. Phishing attempts to scam people one at a time with an e-mail while pharming allows the scammers to target large groups of people at one time through domain spoofing.

About us | Contact | Photo Gallery | ©Media Education Center

Circle.Am: Rating and Statistics for Armenian Web Resources