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Definitions Edit

An exploit kit is

ready-to-use software tools offering a large variety of functions, configuration options and automated means to launch attacks. Exploit kits search for vulnerabilities in order to abuse them and launch any applicable attack to take over an asset.[1]
[a t]ool that can be used to create, distribute, and manage malware payloads, to control user web traffic, to infect users through web attacks, or to manage networks of infected machines.[2]

Overview Edit

"Exploit kits have been heavily used by hackers. . . . Further, it has been reported that new business models emerge around such tools: developers of exploit kits maintain interaction with customers by offering support, customized configurations, etc."[3]

References Edit

  1. ENISA Threat Landscape 2013–Overview of Current and Emerging Cyber-Threats, at 19.
  2. Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data, at 49.
  3. Id.

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