Threat Actor

In the cyber world, the commonly known "hackers", are known as and referred to as threat actors.

Cyber threat actors are people who diagnose and exploit technological vulnerabilities. They generally attack through cyber routes like information systems, domains, devices, and networks. The information they steal is most commonly used for financial gain; but can also be used for political upset, terrorism, revenge, or to make a public point.

Most actors are individuals looking to further their financial portfolio, targeting common folk rather than hacking industries. However, some of the more devious cyber threat actors are a member of groups that target our infrastructure, hack controversial companies, and upset the normal flow of our everyday technology.

Also known as: Hacker, Cyber Criminal