What kinds of pharming are there?
Pharming takes two forms. In the first form, hackers use any number of different methods to install viruses or other malware onto your computer. This virus then makes your computer direct you away from the site you want to visit, such as a banking or e-commerce site, and instead takes you to a fake website that’s been designed to look exactly like the site you thought you were going to. The second form of pharming, though, is what makes this type of cybercrime particularly dangerous. In this form, a cybercriminal poisons an entire DNS server, redirecting every user who tries to visit a legitimate site to the fake one.