Hacktivist Attack

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1. Hacktivist attack is a cyber security attack launched on an organisation by hacktivists.

Related Term: The Human Element

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. Hacktivist (activist using hacking) attacks involve threat actors motivated by ideology in an effort to maximize disruption and embarrassment to their specifically targeted victims, For this reason, we consider hacktivist attack as a lethal data breach scenario.
Source: (Verizon, 2016)

3. Partner misuse involves semi-trusted entities who have some level of enterprise environment access and, either through purposeful maliciousness or inadvertent ineptitude, lead to a breach of that environment.
Source: (Verizon, 2017)