pharming

a.k.a. DNS poisoning

(pronounced: farm-ing)

The latest cyberswindle, pharming, threatens to reel in entire schools of victims. It is a fast-spreading online scam which redirects Web users to phony sites where criminals can capture passwords and other data. Unlike phishing, which targets one user at a time, pharming nabs multiple victims at once.

See also : spear phishing  

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon

Updates