Title: On cyberattack mechanisms

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

Addresses: 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

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

Available online: 05 Nov 2013 *

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