Mysystem.org IT ExamsCISSP-Question-437 2017-04-02
Question: Phishing and pharming are similar. Which of the following correctly describes the difference between phishing and pharming?
A. Personal information is collected from victims through legitimate-looking Web sites in phishing attacks, while personal information is collected from victims via e-mail in pharming attacks.
B. Phishing attacks point e-mail recipients to a form where victims input personal information, while pharming attacks use pop-up forms at legitimate Web sites to collect personal information from victims.
Answer ==> C. Victims are pointed to a fake Web site with a domain name that looks similar to a legitimate site’s in a phishing attack, while victims are directed to a fake Web site as a result of a legitimate domain name being incorrectly translated by the DNS server in a pharming attack.
D. Phishing is a technical attack, while pharming is a type of social engineering.