Salami Attack or Salami Technique (also known as Salami Slicing) refers to as fraudulent action by alternation of systems either by modification or insertion of malicious program and the main purpose of this for financial gain. A salami attack is considered a minor attack that can be repeated many time, a simple example is referred to as stealing of specific small amount of money from every customer’s bank account in a particular bank. It is very hard for such attack to be notice by customers and such attack are reportedly mostly conducted by crime minded bank’s officials. This cyber crime usually go undetected and unnoticed because of nature and form of the crime, because only small amounts are deduct severally in a specific period of time.
This type of attack is used for committing financial crimes and it is common and occurs within financial or financial related institutions. No account holder or customer will notice such criminal action as bank official actually acquire a sizable amount of money every month.