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Watering Hole Attack

Watering Hole Attack

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Watering Hole Attack

Watering hole attacks happen when an attacker targets a specific group of users by infecting websites they frequent with malware. Watering hole attacks are rare, but they represent a major threat since they typically target organizations through their employees, partners, vendors or unsecured wireless networks. They can also be extremely difficult to detect.

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