Symantec reports Drive-by pharming attack hits home

Posted: January 23, 2008 in Tech

Symantec reported that it has spotted the first exploits using the “drive-by pharming” concept that researchers have been warning about for two years.

“With this sort of attack, all a victim would have to do to be susceptible is simply view the attacker’s malicious HTML or JavaScript code, which could be placed on a Web page or embedded in an email,” Symantec says.

Consumers may fall victim to pharming by having their home broadband routers reconfigured by a malicious web site.

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