The IT Law Wiki

Content injection attack

32,299pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Definition Edit

Content injection attack refers to inserting malicious content into a legitimate site.

Overview Edit

In addition to deceptive actions such as redirecting to other sites, malicious content can install crimeware on a user’s computer through a web browser vulnerability or by social engineering, such as asking a user to download and install anti-virus software that actually contains crimeware.

There are three primary classes of content injection attacks, each of which has many possible variations:

Cross-site scripting and SQL injection are propagated through two different primary vectors. In one vector, malicious content is injected into data stored on a legitimate web server, which a victim is exposed to. In the other vector, malicious content is embedded into a URL that the user visits when he or she clicks on a link. This is commonly a URL that includes components that will be displayed on screen or used as part of a database query, such as an argument to a search function.

Source Edit

See also Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki