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CAPEC-507: Physical Theft

Physical Theft
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Attack Pattern ID: 507
Abstraction: Meta
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

An adversary gains physical access to a system or device through theft of the item. Possession of a system or device enables a number of unique attacks to be executed and often provides the adversary with an extended timeframe for which to perform an attack. Most protections put in place to secure sensitive information can be defeated when an adversary has physical access and enough time.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • This type of attack requires the existence of a physical target that an adversary believes hosts something of value.

+ Solutions and Mitigations

To mitigate this type of attack, physical security techniques such as locks doors, alarms, and monitoring of targets should be implemented.

+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2014-06-23Internal_CAPEC_Team

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