Web Defacements and Semantic Attacks

Web Defacements and Semantic Attacks

Lech J. Janczewski (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Andrew M. Colarik (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-583-2.ch006


The mass use of the Internet as a trade and distribution tool has become the source of a new type of attack—the defacement of Web page content. Due to the nature of this activity, it is frequently referred to as Web graffiti. Indeed, there is a lot of commonality between real graffiti sprayed on walls and fences and its computer-based Web counterpart.

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