EU Urges Nation States To Use ‘Honeypots’ To Snare Hackers
Governments have been urged by an EU agency to use “honeypots” to lure in hackers to gain a better understanding of what nefarious activity they’re involved in and how to better secure their data.
Honeypots are traps, consisting of fake resources, such as an application or some seemingly important data. By tagging those resources, companies can track attackers to see what part of the network they are exploiting and what malware they are pushing out. This shows up weaknesses that can then be patched.