An attacker obtains an authoritative or reputable signer's private signature key by theft and then uses this key to forge signatures from the original signer to mislead a victim into performing actions that benefit the attacker.
Likelihood Of Attack
The table(s) below shows the other attack patterns and high level categories that are related to this attack pattern. These relationships are defined as ChildOf, ParentOf, MemberOf and give insight to similar items that may exist at higher and lower levels of abstraction. In addition, relationships such as CanFollow, PeerOf, and CanAlsoBe are defined to show similar attack patterns that the user may want to explore.
Relevant to the view "Mechanisms of Attack" (CAPEC-1000)
Standard Attack Pattern - A standard level attack pattern in CAPEC is focused on a specific methodology or technique used in an attack. It is often seen as a singular piece of a fully executed attack. A standard attack pattern is meant to provide sufficient details to understand the specific technique and how it attempts to accomplish a desired goal. A standard level attack pattern is a specific type of a more abstract meta level attack pattern.
[REF-412] Patrick Morley. "Bit9 and Our Customers’ Security". https://blog.bit9.com/2013/02/08/bit9-and-our-customers-security/. 2013-02-08.
[REF-413] Brad Arkin. "Inappropriate Use of Adobe Code Signing Certificate". http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2012/09/inappropriate-use-of-adobe-code-signing-certificate.html. 2012-09-27.
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