Psychological motivation and aspects of an Insider attack

Psychological motivations behind any attack are based upon the behaviour of the attacker. Most attacks are carried out with malicious intent. The basic key motivations behind stay sure data breach attack are as follows:

Revenge: Attack with this psychological is performed by people to take revenge with the company for any previous event. These actions are performed to wreaking havoc with the company’s network.

Financial gain: Attack with this psychology is performed by criminal groups. They sell all the sensitive details to other groups to make money.

Competitors:  Attack can be performed by any rival companies to lower down company’s reputation or to achieve high position in the market.

Destruction: The psychology behind these types of attacks is to infiltrate or destroy the company’s data.

Curiosity: Attack with this motive is performed by newbies. Sometimes they have no specific target and they need to perform several attacks.