Meaning of watering hole attack in English:

watering hole attack


  • A cyberattack targeting a particular organization, in which malware is installed on a website or websites regularly visited by the organization's members in order to infect computers used within the organization itself.

    • ‘the browser is poorly equipped to deal with watering hole attacks’


Early 21st century from the idea of predators lying in wait to ambush prey at a watering hole from which animals regularly drink.