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CAPEC-582: Route Disabling

Route Disabling
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Attack Pattern ID: 582
Abstraction: Standard
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

An adversary disables the network route between two targets. The goal is to completely sever the communications channel between two entities. This is often the result of a major error or the use of an "Internet kill switch" by those in control of critical infrastructure. This attack pattern differs from most other obstruction patterns by targeting the route itself, as opposed to the data passed over the route.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • The adversary requires knowledge of and access to network route.

+ Typical Severity


+ Typical Likelihood of Exploit

Likelihood: Low

+ Attack Motivation-Consequences
ScopeTechnical ImpactNote
Disabling a network route denies the availability of a service.
+ Content History
Seamus Tuohy2017-02-14External_Submission

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