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CAPEC-583: Disabling Network Hardware

Disabling Network Hardware
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Attack Pattern ID: 583
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

In this attack pattern, an adversary physically disables networking hardware by powering it down or disconnecting critical equipment. Disabling or shutting off critical system resources prevents them from performing their service as intended, which can have direct and indirect consequences on other systems. This attack pattern is considerably less technical than the selective blocking used in most obstruction attacks.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • The adversary requires physical access to the targeted communications equipment (networking devices, cables, etc.), which may be spread over a wide area.

+ Solutions and Mitigations

Ensure rigorous physical defensive measures to keep the adversary from accessing critical systems..

+ Attack Motivation-Consequences
ScopeTechnical ImpactNote
Denial of Service
+ References
[R.14.2] [REF-3] "Analysis of Country-wide Internet Outages Caused by Censorship". Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis. 2011. <http://www.caida.org/publications/papers/2011/outages_censorship/outages_censorship.pdf>.
+ Content History
Seamus Tuohy2017-01-12External_Submission

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