Deception in Cyber Attacks

Deception in Cyber Attacks

Neil C. Rowe (U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, USA) and E. John Custy (U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-991-5.ch012
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Abstract

Cyberspace, computers, and networks are now potential terrain of warfare. We describe some effective forms of deception in cyberspace and discuss how these deceptions are used in attacks. After a general assessment of deception opportunities in cyberspace, we consider various forms of identity deceptions, denial-of-service attacks, Trojan horses, and several other forms of deception. We then speculate on the directions in which cyber attacks may evolve in the future.

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