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Exploit chains explained: How and why attackers target multiple vulnerabilities

05
Jan
2022
Exploit chains explained: How and why attackers target multiple vulnerabilities

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Exploit chain definition

Exploit chains (also known as vulnerability chains) are cyberattacks that group together multiple exploits to compromise a target. Cybercriminals use them to breach a device or system to greater success or impact compared to focusing on a single point of entry.

“The goal with exploit chain attacks is to gain kernel/root/system level access to compromise a system in order to execute an attack,” Forrester analyst Steve Turner tells CSO.

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