A targeted attack (also called a targeted cyberattack) is
|“||when a group or individual attacks a specific system or cyber-based critical infrastructure.||”|
|“||one where the attacker is intentionally attempting to gain access to or to disrupt a specific target.||”|
A targeted cyberattack could be effective if directed against a portion of the a country's critical infrastructure, and if timed to amplify the effects of a simultaneous conventional physical or chemical, biological, nuclear, or radiological (CBRN) terrorist attack.
- ↑ Information Security: Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities Place Federal Systems at Risk, at 3.
- ↑ Terrorist Use of the Internet: Information Operations in Cyberspace, at 5 n.20.