Long Tail Threats - Impact On Your Organization by ChintanGurjar

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									HOW LONG TAIL THREATS CAN
  AFFECT YOUR NETWORK




                -By Chintan Gurjar
         CHARACTERISTICS
 These threats don’t make headlines or alerts at
   client side, thought they have capability to attack on
   real users and real organizations.
 SOPHOS Labs made investigation & survey after
   which, they came to conclusiong that
    o All the threats that a single real user saw or an
       organization saw was unique to them.
    o They don’t have common signature by which we
       can identify.
 So, If you get attacked it can be possible that, that
   threat is specially crafted or designed to attack you.
   Because its unique to you.
     TYPES OF ATTACK




Basically there are 2 type of attack
  and both of them are Long Tail
  Attacks.
    1. MASS ATTACKS
 Generally it is hosted on any domain when
  visitor comes it creates a unique attack for each
  visitor who comes.
 Eg. 10 Different People gets birthday greeting
  but with different pictures and messages. So it is
  unique for each victim. But inside the attack
  there is a 1 common destructive mechanisam to
  gain control over your system.
2. TARGETED ATTACKS
 They are specially designed to attack a
  particular user or particular organization.
 These   theats   take   time   to     grab    the
  informationa about user and organization
  and when the right time comes it attacks.
 It attacks particular target as well as a
  particular similar group of trarge.
PREVENTION TECHNIQUES
 Make sure that the tools and mechanism
  that your organization is having against the
  attacks, their level of ENCRYPTION should
  be pretty unbreakable.
 Try to find out previously unseen threats and
  analyze it’s charastistics and impacts. And
  that is going to help you to prevent your
  organization from being attacked.
Souce - www.sophos.com

								
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