CyberLite Issue 10 Explainer

Explainers Mar 23, 2021

Everything you need to know to understand CyberLite Issue 10. Read the issue here.

Web Shell: A piece of code that enables a server to be controlled/administrated remotely. A user with access to a web shell for a server can send any commands they want to the server. Web shells are commonly accessed via a web browser.

Ransomware: Ransomware blocks access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. It does this by encrypting all of the victim’s files. It’s increasingly common for criminals to now threaten to leak the files they’ve encrypted online to further encourage victims to pay the ransom.

Supply Chain Attacks: This occurs when someone infiltrates an organization through an outside partner/provider that you’ve given access to your systems/data.

Stored Cross-Site Scripting: This attack is possible when an application receives data from an untrusted source and then displays that data so that any site visitor can view it. An example would be a site that allows users to submit comments but doesn’t check what users are submitting. An attacker can embed a malicious script in their comment which will run whenever a user views that comment. It’s called a Stored Cross-Site Scripting Attack because the malicious code sent by the attacker is being permanently stored on the website’s server.

Oliver Kitchin

Cybersecurity consultant. Passionate about people, technology and the great outdoors. He/Him.

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