Phishing vs. pharming Summary: Phishing involves the receipt of an e-mail message that appears to come from a legitimate enterprise. Pharming attacks compromise at the DNS server level, re-directing you to a hacker's site when you type in a company's Web address. July 21, 2005 -- 21:00 GMT (14:00 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topic: Security Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.