2.8.3 Pharming

Pharming like phishing are emails that try to trick users into divulging sensitive information that can be used to steal their identities or money. But unlike phishing, pharming emails are dangerous even if the user does not click on any links or open attachments within the email. Malware or spyware is installed on the user’s device which re-directs the user to a fake site even if the user types the legitimate site’s URL directly into the web browser.

To help prevent pharming, all computers in the company should have anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed on them. A firewall can also help.