Attacks – Attacks can be categorized in two types:
1. Outside In Attacks/ Network Hacking
2. Inside Out
– A cluster of compromised, malware-infected devices remotely controlled by an offender. Device owners are unaware of their system participation.
– A malicious software application (script) used by a perpetrator. They typically masquerade as browsers (human visitors) or legitimate bots (e.g., search engine crawlers) to bypass security solutions
– In the context of this study, a payload is a packet type used in a network layer assault. It’s fabricated by an attack script and can often be altered on the fly. In many cases, multiple payload types are used simultaneously during the course of a single event.