First there was phreaking. And then there was phishing. Now, a security company has decided that we need another phonetically challenged threat: pharming.
That's the new threat to consumer identity information, according to security firm MX Logic. The threat, redirecting people from a legitimate site to a malicious site designed to grab their information, is not widespread and few, if any, examples exist, the company admits.
Yet, for some reason there is need to call attention to the danger. Nevermind that such an attack already has a name, or actually several names, depending on how it is accomplished. The … Read more