Five Stages of a Web Malware Attack

A guide to web attacks, plus technology,
tools and tactics for effective protection

Today’s web attacks are extremely sophisticated and multi-faceted, motivated by a massive underground economy that trades in compromised computers and user information. This paper shows you how modern web attacks work, broken down into five stages, from entry through execution.

We’ll explain the advanced techniques hackers use to infect web users and steal data or money, and how most web security products are failing. Most importantly, we’ll give you insight into the layers of protection you need, and a checklist for evaluating your policies and the security capabilities of your web protection solution.

IT security know-how Written by Sophos experts Useful tips and advice
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