A-Z Glossary of Information Security and Social Engineering Terms

Pharming

Pharming

A attack that directs traffic from a legitimate website to an attack site, often configured so that it very closely resembles the original. For example, a DNS server might be hacked and it’s IP routing information is modified to redirect the traffic. The domain name will show correctly in the browser (even though it is a fraudulent site). See also DNS Cache Poisoning.

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