The night is dark and full of terrors 4

Targeted attacks on servers

Who: Skilled hackers, spys, industrial espionage, (defacement)

Goals: Money, contract to spy on a specific person

Victims: Skilled administrators of organisations (countries, NGOs, companies)

Damage: Critical data will be stolen

Protection: Hardening, security compile flags, updates, there is a skilled administrator defending

Tools: Very often 0 day exploits, Exploit toolkits (Metasploit)…


  • Can also be a DDOS
  • Many web sites are hacked at the moment. These web sites are used to attack flaws in the browser of clients. Most of the time these attacks are not targeted, but the script randomly attacks sites with a vulnerable version of forum/wiki/CMS…


~ by thorstensick on August 1, 2009.

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