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A mode of attack is a method by which hackers seek to access a system. Hackers exploit system vulnerabilities in order to damage data or interrupt computer functions through code manipulation or by injecting new malicious code.
Modes of attack include:
There are many other modes of attack, but these are the most potentially destructive.
A mode of attack may also be called a method of attack.
The following are historical examples of damaging viruses and their modes of attack: