Targeted Attack

In computer and network securityterminology, a targeted attack is one that has been aimed at a specific user, company or organization. These attacks are not widespread, but rather are designed to attack and breech a specific target.

Also see The Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse in the Did You Know? section of Webopedia.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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