What is a Salami Attack?

Aj Maurya. An Engineer.

What is a Salami Attack?

A salami attack is when small attacks add up to one major attack that can go undetected due to the nature of this type of cyber crime. It also known as salami slicing. Although salami slicing is often used to carry out illegal activities, it is only a strategy for gaining an advantage over time by accumulating it in small increments, so it can be used in perfectly legal ways as well .The attacker uses an online database to seize the information of customers that is bank/credit card details deducting very little amounts from every account over a period of time. The customers remain unaware of the slicing and hence no complaint is launched thus keeping the hacker away from detection.

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