Watering Hole Attack Definition


A computer attack strategy, in which the victim is a particular group (organization, industry, or region), and the attacker guesses or observes which websites the group often uses and infects one or more of them with malware .


Origin of Watering Hole Attack

  • The name is derived from predators in the natural world, who wait for an opportunity to attack their prey near watering holes.

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