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Definition Edit

A watering hole attack

consist[s] of the attempt to attack a certain target group by manipulating web sites visited and trusted by members of this target group. When visiting a manipulated web site, devices of members of the target group get eventually infected.[1]

Overview Edit

"Relying on websites that the group trusts makes this strategy efficient, even with groups that are resistant to spear phishing and other forms of phishing."[2]

References Edit

  1. ENISA Threat Landscape 2013–Overview of Current and Emerging Cyber-Threats, at 32.
  2. ThreatConnect Glossary (full-text).

See also Edit

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