Pharming is a type of cyber attack in which the cybercriminals intentionally redirect you to a fake version of the website you hoped to access in order to steal your username and password.  “Pharming” combines the terms “phishing”, a similar type of cyber attack, and “farming”. This differentiates one from the other. Phishing uses deceptive email, social media or SMS messages asking you for your financial information, while pharming requires no lure.

Pharming the digital equivalent of spotting a detour sign while driving, taking the detour and driving right into a waiting group of robbers.

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