Pharming Out-Scams Phishing

A fast-spreading online swindle redirects web users to phony sites where criminals can capture passwords and other data. Unlike phishing, which targets one user at a time, pharming nabs multiple victims at once. [via Wired News]

Apparently, phishers are discovering that they can't get the same bang for the spam when sending out phishing emails pretending to come from various banks, so they're looking to move on to various online retail establishments. Of course, eBay phishing has been around for a while, but it looks like the phishers are expanding their focus to get into various other accounts as well. Either people have learned not to trust these emails from banks, or phishers are just getting even more greedy. It seems like the latter would be a better bet. [via Techdirt]


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