I have a scenario where I evaluate two different types of attacks on a distributed network of nodes (you may also call it a multi agent system).
On the one hand the attacker is able to read incoming and outgoing messages of nodes. That is called a sniffing attack.
On the other hand he
may pose as is a valid node (going through registration, etc.) and has access to internal control data that is sent through the distributed network. This can be described as an inside or intruder attack. But is there a more specific name in the literature for this kind of attack?
Thanks in advance