- "Pharming" is the process of redirecting Internet domain name requests to false Web sites to collect personal information. Information collected from these sites may be used to commit fraud and identity theft.
- The attached guidance explains how pharming occurs and recommends strategies for protecting financial institution Internet domain names from a successful pharming attack.
- The effectiveness of an insured institution's Internet domain name protection program should be addressed in periodic risk assessments and status reports presented to the institution's board of directors.
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
GLBA, Section 501b
FIL-77-2000, Bank Technology Bulletin, November 2000
FIL-27-2004, Guidance on Safeguarding Customers Against E-Mail and Internet Related Fraud, March 2004
FFIEC Information Security Handbook, Issued November 2003
Interagency Informational Brochure on Phishing Scams, Contained in FIL-113-2004, Issued September 13, 2004
Putting an End to Account- Hijacking Identity Theft Study, Issued December 2004
Guidance on How Financial Institutions Can Protect Against Pharming Attacks
Senior Technology Specialist Robert D. Lee at email@example.com or (202) 898-3688.
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