Pharming -- Is this a new ID theft scam in the wings? http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/34815-1.html
An e-mail security executive warns that a new method of ID theft he calls “pharming” could crop up in the near future. “Pharming is a next-generation phishing attack,” said Scott Chasin, CTO of MX Logic Inc. of Denver.
Phishing is a social-engineering attack, often using phony e-mails to lure victims to a spoofed Web site, where personal information can be harvested. “Pharming is a malicious Web redirect,” in which a person trying to reach a legitimate commercial site is sent to the phony site without his knowledge.