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CompTIA Sec+ 1.3
Threat Actor Types and Attributes
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Computer Science
Professional
11/05/2018

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Term
Script KIddies
Definition
Hackers that are relatively new or unskilled
Skill Level: Low
Funding: Low
Motivation: Curiosity
-Typically looking to see that they can get into
-LIke the challenge
-Not associated with any organized hacking groups
Term
Hacktivist
Definition
Hackers who are motivated by ideology or political cause
Skill Level:Medium to high
Funding: Medium to High
Motivation: Ideological

Funding: Medium to High
-May be well funded
-Usually deface web sites
-Steal Information: PII, Credentials
-DDoS
-Not patient or stealthy
Term
Organized Crime
Definition
Hackers who are motivated by financial gain
Skill Level: High
Funding: High
Motivation: Financial
-Deliberate with high skill
-Well Funded
-Patient and persistent
-POS Tereminals, ATM machines, credit card numbers
-PII for sale on Dark Web
Term
Nation States/ APT
Definition
Highly skilled hackers whose main goal is to penetrate government or commercial systems.
Skill Level: High
Funding: High
Motivation: Espionage
-Cyber Espionage
-Data/IP theft
-Sabotage
-Cyber warfare
-Very stealthy and persistent
-Well Funded
-Penetrate and wait. Don't want their victims to know they are there.
Term
Insiders
Definition
Motivated by financial Gain
Skill Level: Low to High
Motivation: Financial Gain
-IP theft
-Accidental exposure from misuse or misconfigured systems
-Data theft includes IP and company secrets
Term
Competitors
Definition
Motivated by financial gain
Skill Level: Low to High
Motivation: Competitive advantage, Financial
-Theft of IP or company secrets
-Sabotage
-High or low skill level
-Can be well funded
Term
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
Definition
Tools and websites for intelligence gathering and reconnaissance.
-SHODAN
-Google Hacking Database(GHDB)
-Wayback Machine
-KALI LINUX
-Browser Plugins
-Social Engineer Toolkit
Term
Grey Hat Hacker
Definition
If issues are found, they will report them to the owner, sometimes requesting a small fee to fix the issue. If the owner does not respond or comply, then sometimes the hackers will post the newly found exploit online for the world to see.
Term
White Hat Hackers
Definition
White hat hackers choose to use their powers for good rather than evil. Also known as “ethical hackers,” white hat hackers can sometimes be paid employees or contractors working for companies as security specialists that attempt to find security holes via hacking.
Term
Black Hat Hackers
Definition
Usually have extensive knowledge about breaking into computer networks and bypassing security protocols. They are also responsible for writing malware, which is a method used to gain access to these systems.

Their primary motivation is usually for personal or financial gain, but they can also be involved in cyber espionage, protest or perhaps are just addicted to the thrill of cybercrime.
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