SPOOFING is an act of disguising communications from an unknown source as if it is from a known source. SPOOFING can apply to emails, phone calls , and websites , or can be more technical , such as computer spoofing an IP address , Address Resolution Protocol ( ARP), or Domain Name System ( DNS) server.
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SPOOFING can be used to gain access to targets personal information , spread malware through infected links or attachments bypass Network access controls , or redistribute traffic to conduct a denial of service attack . Spoofing is often the way a bad actor gains access in order to execute a larger cyber attack such as an advanced persistent threat or a man-in-the-middle attack.
Successful attacks on organization can lead to infected computer systems and networks, data breaches, and/or less revenue- all liable to affect the organizations public reputation. In addition, SPOOFING that leads to rerouting of internet traffic can overwhelm networks or lead customers/clients to malicious sites aimed at stealing information or distributing malware.
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