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The production of pharmaceuticals from genetically altered plants or animals.
A method of identity theft in which one sets up a website closely resembling a legitimate website, as of a bank, and surreptitiously redirects users trying to visit the authentic website to the fake one to trick them into revealing passwords or other personal information.
[Alteration (influenced by phish) of farm (after the server farms generally used to launch pharming attacks).]
(Agriculture) the practice of rearing or growing genetically-modified animals or plants in order to develop pharmaceutical products
[C20: blend of pharmaceutical + farming]
(Telecommunications) the practice of redirecting computer users from legitimate websites to fraudulent ones for the purposes of extracting confidential data
[C21: from farming in the sense of cultivating and harvesting; computer-hacker slang often replaces f with ph]
A method of committing fraud by redirecting the customers of a legitimate online business, such as a bank, to a website where details such as account numbers and passwords may be recorded. The website to which customers are redirected is often designed to resemble the legitimate company’s website. Unlike phishing, pharming is aimed at every person who accesses the target website.