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The MITRE ATT&CK framework is a tool designed to aid understanding of how cyberattacks work. MITRE ATT&CK breaks the lifecycle of a cyberattack into a set of objectives that an attacker may attempt to achieve, called tactics. For each of these tactics, many techniques are defined to detail specific ways in which that objective could be achieved.
The final tactic of the MITRE ATT&CK framework is called impact. The impact tactic details how an attacker could act to cause damage or other effects to an organization. This can include data destruction, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and other techniques.
Introduction to data encrypted for impact
One way that an attacker can achieve an impact on a target organization is to use data encryption. As demonstrated by numerous ransomware attacks in recent years, having its data encrypted has a dramatic impact on an organization’s ability to do business.
Modern encryption algorithms are designed to be secure against attacks by modern computers. The fact that certain algorithms, like the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), are still in use demonstrates that no one has found an effective way to break these algorithms. As a result, only someone with access to the proper decryption