Kaspersky noted that a drive-by download
attack requires no action on the part of the internet user.
Internet users in the Philippines continued to be victimized by cybercriminals through a method called drive-by download
, according to KSN.
Web threats include drive-by download
that refers to the unintentional download of malicious code to one's computer or mobile device leaving it open to a cyberattack.
Under exploiting vulnerabilities in browsers and their plugins (drive-by download
), the infection took place when visiting an infected website, without any intervention from the user and without their knowledge.
pages can cause malware to automatically download and infect your device.
First, the attackers penetrate the perimeter but more than likely, they execute a successful drive-by download
or launch a phishing attack to compromise a user's system and establish a foothold inside the network; all the while flying 'under the radar' of many traditional security defenses.
A user would have to be tricked into opening a specially-crafted web page, such as through a drive-by download
or a link in an email.
Thanks to a sneaky method of intrusion known as a drive-by download
, more users are finding themselves locked out of their machines after visiting sites that spring ransomware onto their computers without requiring them to activate the hack in any way (clicking a link, entering user credentials, etc.).
It includes websites that push "drive-by download
'' malware onto unsuspecting visitors and "ransomware'' that encrypts the data on your computer, then charges you to get it back.
It can be exploited by an attacker via a drive-by download
, a term for loading a website with attack code that delivers malware to a victim's computer if the person merely visits the website.
(2009b: 11) elaborate on such a solution when they "[...] propose to have defense mechanisms built into the browser itself to mitigate the threats that arise from drive-by download
attacks." Such built-in security takes into consideration the limited ability of consumers to protect themselves against the most recent threats in the digital world.