How would a certified cybersecurity analyst classify this type of threat actor?

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How would a certified cybersecurity analyst classify this type of threat actor? 1ITExamAnswers Staff asked 4 months ago
Use the following scenario to answer the questions. A company has just had a cybersecurity incident. The threat actor or actors appeared to have a goal of network disruption and appeared to use a common security hack tool that overwhelmed a particular server with a large amount of traffic, which rendered the server inoperable.

How would a certified cybersecurity analyst classify this type of threat actor?

  • amateur
  • hacktivist
  • state-sponsored
  • terrorist

Explanation: Amateur or script kiddies use common existing tools found on the internet to launch attacks. Hacktivists disrupt services in protest against organizations or governments for a particular political or social idea. State-sponsored threat actors use cyberspace for industrial espionage or interfering with another country in some way. Terrorist groups attack for a specific cause.

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