Twelve reasons why MITB and MITM attacks grows with the pandemic

In modern days, with Coronavirus growing globally, there has been a vast number of MITM as well as MITB attacks taking place. The attacks are easier for the criminals atm along with covering the tracks. Therefore, it is also quite essential to have End user protection for enabling more benefits. Usually, the man-in-the-browser attack (MITB) is the attacker who injects malware or the malicious software into the PC or the smartphone of the victim. Phishing attacks are one of the common ways carried on. MITB attack mainly occurs at the protocol layer, and trojans have been used in the process of injecting the device of the victim. Man-in-the-Browser (MITB) attacks have been carried out across the world for various reasons.

IP spoofing:

Devices are connected with the internet using the IP or Internet protocol address. The attacker can trick the user into Spoofing the IP address while you are interacting on a website or an unknown person. With a vast number of Corona-scams, these become quite a common way of attacking the victim.

DNS spoofing:

DNS or the Domain Name Server Spoofing is one of the standard techniques, especially forcing the user with fake email or website instead of the real one. The wide number of Malicious news about the DNS spoofing has been seen with the outbreak of the coronavirus.

HTTPS spoofing:

While accessing the website on the internet, it is essential to check whether the site has “HTTPS” in the URL. the “S” stands for “secure” on the website. “HTTP” states that it is not secure. An attacker could easily fool you into browsing their unsecured webpage.

SSL hijacking:

The device having the server mainly indicates the “HTTP” so secure could also redirect automatically in the stable version. It also indicates mostly the “HTTPS,” which is the secure server or standard security protocols. Protecting data to share with the server with the SSL or Secure Sockets Layer. The attacker can also SSL hijack PC with interpreting the secure server.

Email hijacking:

Cybercriminals mainly target the email account of the Bank as well as other financial institutions. These cyberthreats could be helpful for the hackers for monitoring the transactions between institutions as well as customers.

Wi-Fi eavesdropping:

Cybercriminals could also set the Wi-Fi connections using the legitimate-sounding names quite similar to that of your original business. The attacker can monitor the Wi-Fi when the user connects, so enabling cyber defense is quite efficient for resolving it.

Theft in browser cookies:

With the wider risk of the stolen browser cookies, you could easily set up the appropriate defense on the website store.

Vulnerability Scanning:

The Vulnerability Scanning is an advanced security technique for identifying the security weakness. Network administrators use security measures for security purposes.

Server Disruption:

Hackers could easily make Server disruption attacks with personal motives. It could also lead to the shutdown of the server or a particular website.

Monetary Loss:

When the hacker has the motivation for Monetary Loss in online banking, then it is easier to analyze. Online banking paved the way for cyber thieves for stealing with placing financial trojans or the malicious lines of code.

Information Leakage:

the motivation for hacking becomes more concerned for online users. Information leakage involves accessing personal as well as private information.

Website Vandalism:

Cyberthreats based on the Website Vandalism becomes the shock factor for grabbing more attention of people. Motivation could be politically driven, business, or any other personal.

Unauthorized Code Execution:

Another common reason for the MITM and MITB attacks are making the Unauthorized Code Execution. It helps to take control of the user’s computer with codes or commands.

Leaving Source Code Exposed:

cites source code exposure could be much more dangerous, and it could be the main reason for the hackers to enable the source code.


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