How to carry out a watering hole attack: Examples and video walkthrough

What is a watering hole , how do they work and what can you do to defend against them? Find out in this watering hole walkthrough from Infosec Principal Security Researcher Keatron Evans.

How does a watering hole attack work?

Watering hole attacks are one of the most dangerous cybersecurity issues because victims can be compromised simply by visiting a legitimate website. In this episode of Cyber Work Applied, Keatron walks through a real watering hole attack example. Watch the full walkthrough below:

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Watering hole attack example and walkthrough

The edited transcript of Keatron’s watering hole attack walkthrough is provided below, along with a portion of the code he uses.

Watering hole attack demo overview

(0:00–0:44) We’re going to look at how to go step by step through a watering hole attack. We’ll configure it, set it up and watch the results of what happens when an unknowing victim comes and visits the site after someone’s set up a watering

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