Pharming

A web page that has been created to deceive visitors into believing that is another company or web page. For example, a user may create a web page that appears to be a bank web page requesting a username and password for login. However, if the information is entered into the web page is captured by the person who created the page and used to gain access to the real page, in this example gain access to your bank account.

Often these pages are found by links sent in spam phishing e-mails that indicate your account has expired, your account has been compromised, need to update information, etc. See the phishing definition for additional information about phishing and how to protect yourself from phishing and pharming.

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Also see: DNS hijacking, Internet terms, Security terms, Phishing