Watering Hole Attack

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A security exploit where the attacker infects websites that are frequently visited by members of the group being attacked, with a goal of infecting a computer used by one of the targeted group when they visit the infected website.

See NIST SP 800-150 under Watering Hole Attack for more information.

In a watering hole attack, the attacker compromises a site likely to be visited by a particular target group, rather than attacking the target group directly.

See CNSSI 4009-2015 for more information.

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