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Pharming

Pharming is a term used to describe a cyber scam where malicious code redirects a user to a fake website without their knowledge.  Unlike phishing, pharming scams do not occur as a result of the user clicking a suspicious link or opening an email attachment.

Pharming can lead to the loss of personal data, resulting in fraud and identity theft.

Stopping a pharming threat

  • Be alert and look for clues that you have been redirected to a fake website
  • Some anti-spyware can detect and remove pharming code
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