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The illegal practice of attempting to steal an identity by setting up a website and encouraging people to input credit card or other personal information. Phishing often purports to present a legitimate web business and asks the "customer" to give personal information in order to receive fictitious products. Alternatively, phishing may involve a criminal sending out e-mail purporting to be from a bank or credit card company asking for information as part of an "urgent" request. Phishers then steal the identity directly or sell to another party for illegal purposes.


Phishing is one way that identity thieves use the Internet to retrieve your personal information, such as passwords and account numbers.

The thieves' techniques include sending hoax emails claiming to originate from legitimate businesses and establishing phony websites designed to capture your personal information.

For example, you may receive an urgent email claiming to come from your bank and directing you to a website where you're asked to update or verify your account number or password. By responding you give identity thieves an opportunity to steal your confidential information.

Phishing is difficult to detect because the fraudulent emails and websites are often indistinguishable from legitimate ones and the perpetrators change identities regularly.

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This approval will enable significant improvements in Ruconest s competitiveness and will allow Pharming to meet future global demands with a secure supply chain agreement on the long term for the treatment of HAE as well as follow-up indications.
Pharming has obtained access to processes and know-how for the large scale GMP grade purification of recombinant fibrinogen.
Santarus and Pharming caution you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements.
Pharming and Santarus expect to submit the BLA for RUCONEST to the FDA in the first half of 2013.
Pharming has the option to draw from the working capital facility in tranches, in exchange for ordinary shares in the capital of the Company, with the timing and the amount of any tranche determined by Pharming.
It is also testament to the substantial expertise that Pharming brings to our collaboration to develop a therapy for Pompe's disease.
In October 2010, Pharming received Marketing Authorization for RUCONEST([TM])(RHUCIN in non-European countries) for the treatment of acute HAE in the European Union.
Biotech company Pharming Group NV (NYSE Euronext:PHARM) reported on Wednesday that it has secured up to EUR10m in equity working capital facility with Kingsbrook Opportunities Master Fund LP (lead investor) and other institutional investors for a two year term.
3 February 2012 - Dutch biotech Pharming Group NV (AMS:PHARM) said today its shareholders had authorised at an extraordinary meeting the issue of 255m new shares.
The Catbird Pharming Shield seal on a site gives consumers and businesses confidence that they have reached their target destination and are safe from fraud and identify theft
Biotech company Pharming Group NV Euronext: PHARM) today announced that it has redeemed part of its EUR8.
6 January 2012 - Dutch Pharming Group NV (AMS:PHARM) said today it has redeemed part of its EUR8.