At a glance.
- Data-tampering attacks.
- Bogus DDoS protection drive-bys.
- Estonia deals with DDoS attacks.
- Roskomnadzor's Internet panopticon.
Data-tampering attacks regarded as a growing risk.
Protocol discusses data-tampering attacks with security experts. While the risk remains more potential than actual, such attacks have occurred, and they're regarded as particularly disturbing: they're difficult to detect and can be highly consequential. The risk is the integrity of an organization's own data. It's not simply data theft (as in doxing or cyberespionage) or denial of access to data (as in traditional ransomware) but it represents a quiet threat to the data themselves. Information an organization relies on for decision-making could be manipulated, corrupting the decision-making itself. Medical imagery could be altered, with damaging, potentially lethal, consequences. Or adversarial machine learning could alter the data used to train artificial intelligence, with eventual consequences for the AI's operation.