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Sheldon Weatherstone

Chapter #6: Computer Fraud and Abuse Techniques Computer Attacks and Abuse • Hacking o Unauthorized access, modification, or use of a computer system or other electronic device • Social Engineering o Techniques, usually psychological tricks, to gain access to sensitive data or information o Used to gain access to secure systems or locations • Malware o Any software which can be used to do harm  Things u need to click on Types of Computer Attacks • Botnet—Robot Network o Network of hijacked computers o Hijacked computers carry out processes without users knowledge o Zombie—hijacked computer • Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attack o Constant stream of requests made to a Web-server (usually via a Botnet) that overwhelms and shuts down service • Spoofing o Making an electronic communication look as if it comes from a trusted official source to lure the recipient into providing information Types of Spoofing • E-mail o E-mail sender appears as if it comes from a different source • Caller-ID o Incorrect number is displayed • IP address o Forged IP address to conceal identity of sender of data over the Internet or to impersonate another computer system • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) o Allows a computer on a LAN to intercept traffic meant for any other computer on the LAN • SMS o Incorrect number or name appears, similar to caller-ID but for text messaging • Web page o Phishing (see below) • DNS – domain name service o Intercepting a request for a Web service and sending the request to a false service Hacking Attacks • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) o Unwanted code is sent via dynamic Web pages disguised as user input. • Buffer Overflow o Data is sent that exceeds computer capacity causing program instructions to be lost and replaced with attacker instructions. • SQL Injection (Insertion) o Malicious code is inserted in the place of query to a database system. o Giving something to the webpage that is passed to the database • Man-in-the-Middle o Hacker places themselves between client and host. Additional Hacking Attacks • Password Cracking o Penetrating system security to steal passwords • War Dialing o Computer automatically dials phone numbers looking for modems. • Phreaking o Attacks on phone systems to obtain free phone service. • Data Diddling o Making changes to data before, during, or after it is entered into a system. • Data Leakage o Unauthorized copying of company data. Hacking Embezzlement Schemes • Salami Technique o Taking small amounts from many different accounts. • Economic Espionage o Theft of information, trade secrets, and intellectual property. • Cyber-Bullying o Internet, cell phones, or other communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior that torments, threatens, harasses, humiliates, embarrasses, or otherwise harms another person. • Internet Terrorism o Act of dis
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