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Active Attack
A network attack where the hacker attempts to change data or introduce a malware.
Passive Attack
When a hacker monitors data travelling on a network (without changing the data).
Denial of Service Attack
A network attack which involves overloading a network with useless traffic to make the network slow or unresponsive.
Brute Force Attack
When a hacker or automated software generates thousands of usernames/passwords to try to access a computer system.
Insider Attack
A network attack performed by someone whithin the organisation, using their network access to steal or change information.