Attacker is an entity trying cause you or yours encounter an unfortunate event

Attacker typically takes advantage of a vulnerability to perform an exploit or to cause an unfortunate event

There are two general type of Attackers:

Attacker may be referred to as a Bad Actor

Attacker may be an Internal Attacker


  • White hat
  • Black hat
  • Grey hat
  • Elite hacker
  • Script kiddie
  • Neophyte
  • Blue hat
  • Hacktivist
  • Nation state
  • Organized criminal gangs


  • Hacker
  • Security Hacker[1]

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