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What is pharming (FARMing)?

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What is pharming (FARMing)?

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Pharming is the redirection of an individual to an illegitimate web site through technical means. Pharming can take several forms. It can attempt to take advantage of slight misspellings in domain names to trick users into inadvertently visiting the pharmer’s web site by redirecting the user to, for example, anybnk.com (pharmers illegitimate web site) instead of anybank.com. Viruses and “Trojans” on a user’s personal computer may intercept the user’s request to visit a particular site and redirect the user to the site that the pharmer has set up. A hacker may steal a company’s web site, allowing the hacker to redirect all legitimate Internet traffic to an illegitimate site. If you suspect a scam concerning your banking information, call BankAnnapolis immediately at 410-224-4455 or 800-582-2651.

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