Cyber crimes may be defined generally as unlawful acts wherein the computer is either a tool or a target or both. A “salami attack” is a form of cyber crime usually used for the purpose of committing financial crimes in which criminals steal money or resources a bit at a time from financial accounts on a system. A single transaction of this kind would usually go completely unnoticed. This article defined what a salami attack is and from where it derived its name, what damages may this cyber-crime cause, and how a Salami Attack may be detected.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the scope of damages a salami attack may cause before it may be found?
Can a single salami attack take away a large sum of money from a single account?
Can a salami attack be used to steal important resources?
Why are these attacks known by the term “salami”?


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