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New services are usually quick to showcase high profile attacks,
but the sources of the attacks is not always easy To identify.
Each of the different attacker types or profiles generally has a specific motivation for the attacks they generate.
Here are some of the more traditional attacker profile types
because these different attacker profiles have different motivations. You must design cybersecurity defenses that can identify the attacker motivations and apply appropriate deterrents.
Cybercriminals cybercriminals on the most common attacker profile. The dramatic increase in the number of ransomware attacks over the last five years generally is attributed to cyber criminal groups,
which are also invested in the other crime for profit activities.
They're also known for their proliferation of bots and botnet attacks, where endpoints air infected and then organized collectively by a commanding control, or CNC, attacks server.
State affiliated groups
High profile attacks against infrastructure governments, voting systems or major corporations are often linked to state affiliated groups. The Nation State sponsored Attackers have political motivations are often organized to influence or disrupt the confidence of a social, political or economic market.
Activists, activist groups perform high profile attacks
an attempt to showcase their political or social cause.
They often seek public recognition or notoriety because their main goal is to garner attention for their specific cause.
Cyber terrorist attacks often are associated with ST affiliations and are focused on causing damage and destruction, attacks against power grids or public infrastructures or common targets for cyber terrorists.
SCRIPT KIDDIES Script Kiddie is the name associated with novice Attackers that use publicly available attack tools without fully realizing the implications of their actions.
You may be surprised to see script kiddies listed here, yet many global incidents were initiated by script kiddies who acted alone and without specific intent.