Unintentional cyber actors (U-actors) are
|“||individuals who make cyber attacks that may affect national security but are largely unaware of the international ramifications of their actions. Unintentional actors may be influenced by intentional cyber actors but are unaware they are being manipulated to participate in cyber operations.||”|
U-actors include anyone who commits cyber infiltration, cyber manipulation, cyber assault, or a cyber raid without the intent to affect national security or to further operations against national security. This group also includes individuals involved in cybercrimes, journalists, and industrial spies. The threat of journalists and industrial spies against systems including unintentional cyber warfare attacks caused by their cyber infiltration efforts should be considered high.