A security researcher is gathering information about a recent spoke in the number of targeted attacks against multinational banks. The spike is on top of already sustained attacks against the banks. Some of the previous attacks have resulted in the loss of sensitive data, but as of yet the attackers have not successfully stolen any funds.
Based on the information available to the researcher, which of the following is the MOST likely threat profile?
A. Nation-state-sponsored attackers conducting espionage for strategic gain.
B. Insiders seeking to gain access to funds for illicit purposes.
C. Opportunists seeking notoriety and fame for personal gain.
D. Hackvisits seeking to make a political statement because of socio-economic factors.
Correct Answer: D