Fractures in a Fragile Ecosystem

Cybercriminals are learning that harnessing the power of the Internet's infrastructure yields far more benefits than simply gaining access to individual computers.

The newest twist in malicious exploits is to gain access to web hosting servers, nameservers, and data centers—with the goal of taking advantage of the tremendous processing power and bandwidth they provide. Through this approach, exploits can reach many more unsuspecting computer users and have a far greater impact on the organizations targeted, whether the goal is to make a political statement, undermine an adversary, or generate revenue.

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