How does malware redirect you to a phony Internet addresses?

To us, Web sites go by friendly, easy to remember names, like  In reality, Web sites have Internet addresses made up of numbers, like  Software or special purpose Domain Name Servers (DNS) translate the friendly name to the actual address.  An Internet address redirect attack works by putting malware in your PC or the server that sends you to a fraudster’s site instead of the real one, where a man-in-the-middle, phishing or other attack can take place.