Specific numbers are hard to pin down on man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks, but according to IBM’s X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2018, more than one-third of exploitation of inadvertent weaknesses involved MitM attacks. Exactly how do these hacks play out? How do criminals get in and steal information – and how are their techniques evolving? Here’s a closer look at the elements of a MitM attack, how they work, and how organizations can avoid becoming a victim. MitM attacks are attempts to “intercept” electronic communications – to snoop on transmissions in an attack on confidentiality or to alter them in an attack on integrity.
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