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The Most Worrying Definition of the Blended Attack

It almost seems that there are as many definitions of the “blended attack” in IT security, as there are experts willing to give them.

At one end of the scale, the blended attack is defined as a piece of malicious code using a variety of delivery methods to infect systems.

About halfway along the scale, a blended attack is defined as a combination of different malwares or virtual attacks, used in combination to attain a target. And at the other end of the scale, the blended attack “gets real” in the sense that it not only has virtual components, but can be combined with physical attacks as well.

Each case needs to be assessed for the potential impact on your organisation.