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There are currently 12 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
C
C&C Command and Control
Command and control refers to the main server used by a DDoS attacker to control the botnets used in a DDoS attack. [Type: Terminology]
CC TLD
Country Code Top Level Domain [Type: Terminology]
CCD-COE
Cooperative Cyber Defense - Center of Excellence. A military organization that falls under the NATO umbrella. This organization is responsible for training NATO members and protecting NATO nations from cyberattacks. Additionally, CCD-COE created a manual, the Tallinn Manual, that explains how a nation can respond to cyberattacks while taking international laws in consideration.  [Type: Terminology]
Cease & Desist
A document sent to an individual or business to halt purportedly unlawful activity ("cease") and not take it up again later ("desist"). [ Type : Response]
Change of Billing
A form of fraud where a criminal who gained access to a victim's bank account changes the billing address to prevent the victim from receiving the monthly bills, thus allowing the fraudster to remain undetected. [ Type : Terminology]
Clear Web
The unencrypted part of the internet which is accessible by everyone using standard browsers. [ Type : Terminology]
Cousin Domain
A registered domain name that is deceptively similar to a target name, which can be a domain name or the name of a known entity [ Type : Terminology]
CVE
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures is a database that contains all known vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities have been tagged by a specific code such as: CVE-2019-5736 [ Type : Terminology]
Cyber Deterrent
A factor which disencourages the attacker from initiating the attack. [ Type : Terminology]
Cyber espionage
The use of computer networks to gain illicit access to confidential information, typically that held by a government or other organization. [ Type : Terminology]
Cyber War
The use of computer technology to disrupt the activities of a state or organization, especially the deliberate attacking of communication systems by another state or organization. [ Type : Terminology]
Cybersquatting
Cybersquatting is the practice of registering domains identical or similar to a third party company name or trade mark. [Type: Attack]