Identity Pathology

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A list of various ways in which identity information can be misused or misappropriated on the internet.


User private data is required for release of web resources. Minimizing the amount of data released or its misuse after release is the object of this effort to collect a list of the various attacks and their mitigations.


  • Attacks at the user device or user agent.
    • User private data, including credentials used in authentication.
    • Data of the user's contacts data.
    • Interception of legitimate user connections to valuable resources, including elevation of priviledge.
  • Attacks on the transmission of user private data.
    • Interception of legitimate user connections to valuable resources.
    • Misdirection or misleading connection to attacker sites.
    • Man in the middle attacks.
  • Spoofing attacks.
    • Using data acquired by social engineering.
    • Using connections through other compromised sites.
  • Misuse of user private data.
    • Releasing data to others.
    • Data breaches.