Int. J. of Web and Grid Services   »   2013 Vol.9, No.4

 

 

Title: On cyberattack mechanisms

 

Authors: Jae-Hyuk Choi; Ok-Ran Jeong; Woo-Jin Han; Chulyun Kim; Won Kim

 

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Department of Software Design & Management, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea
Department of Software Design & Management, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea
Department of Software Design & Management, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea
Department of Software Design & Management, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea
Department of Software Design & Management, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea

 

Abstract: Cybercrimes and cyberattacks have become serious threats to the internet-based life and work of people and organisations. Cyberdefenders and law enforcement have been waging a losing war against the determined and clever cybercriminals and cyberwarriors. The primary elements of cyberattack include hacking, malware, and DDoS attacks. This paper provides technical descriptions of how each element of cyberattack works, and what are some of the software tools used to aid it.

 

Keywords: cyberattacks; cybercrime; hacking; malware; DDoS; distributed DoS; denial-of-service attacks; internet underground.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2013.057468

 

Int. J. of Web and Grid Services, 2013 Vol.9, No.4, pp.351 - 368

 

Available online: 05 Nov 2013

 

 

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