The Adverse Effect of Watering Hole Attack in Distributed Systems and the Preventive Measures
||International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)||
|© 2015 by IJCTT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2015|
|Authors : Glory V. Umoh, Nnamnso P. Paul|
|DOI : 10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V23P133|
Glory V. Umoh, Nnamnso P. Paul
Abhishek Maity, Sayan Dasgupta, Debjit Paul "The Adverse Effect of Watering Hole Attack in Distributed Systems and the Preventive Measures". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V23(4):162-165, May 2015. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
This paper focuses on a simple, yet impactful crimes that occurs in the virtual world as opposed to physical attack such as war, that may lead to system crash if not notice on-time. It describes the Watering Hole technique and how it works; this technique is used in targeted attacks that aim to gather confidential information and intelligence from organisation, identifying the attack and what impact it creates. In addition, the Watering Hole Attack (WHA) is very effective, so we find preventive measures of terminating it, so that it will not invade the system.
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