(also eavesdropping attack, network eavesdropping, sniffing, snooping)
In cybersecurity, eavesdropping is the act of secretly intercepting unencrypted data passing between two parties. Hackers use eavesdropping to obtain sensitive information, steal session tokens, and even modify or delete message content.
Man-in-the-middle (MITM): In MITM attacks, hackers position themselves between two actively communicating parties to record or alter their messages. Criminals may even completely take over the conversation in progress, feeding both parties false data to trick them into divulging sensitive information or performing some specific action.