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Threat actors

Threat actors:

This is a term used to describe malicious actors who perpetrate cybercrime. Colloquially they are sometimes referred to as hackers or cyber criminals.

Threat Actors can include:

  • Foreign states

  • Criminal groups

  • Individuals

Many threat actors are well-organized groups who work together to perpetrate sophisticated cybercrime. Their work settings can be very similar to your own. Threat actors also work together with other groups to amplify their work.

While their specific motivations, tactics, and techniques may vary, their intention is the same: to exploit human and system vulnerabilities to achieve their goals.