Pharming, based on the words ‘phishing’ and ‘farming’, is a technique that substitutes, without the victim’s knowledge, an address on a legitimate website and redirects the victim to a malicious site. This can happen without the user realising at all that he has been diverted to a fake website, which appears to be absolutely identical to the legitimate one.
In fact, a hacker, using malware or a Trojan previously installed on the device, can redirect the user to a malicious website. This technique is widely used by cyber criminals to obtain sensitive information, such as bank details, login credentials or to spread malware.
In this infographic, you can find some useful information to recognise and avoid it!
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