Article | January 27, 2021

Hacker Personas: The Infiltrator

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Infiltrators rely on virtual back doors and unprotected points of entry to slip through hidden cracks. Hiding in the shadows, this type of cybercriminal lurks, watches and waits for the opportunity to invade systems. DNS (Domain Name System), which is considered a trusted protocol, is especially vulnerable. Once the criminal redirects internet traffic to malicious websites or takes control of servers, the damage is inevitable. But thanks to modern technology and security awareness training, damage can be mitigated quickly.

DNS is an Unlocked Back Door

One of the most common methods of infiltration includes internet-based attacks, such as Denial of Service (DoS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and DNS poisoning. By default, DNS traffic is unencrypted, allowing internet service providers and other third parties to monitor website requests, surveil browsing habits, and even duplicate web servers to redirect traffic. However, cybercriminals can also use legal DNS traffic surveillance to their advantage. There are several examples that show the vulnerabilities of DNS...

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