Advanced persistent threat

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Advanced persistent threat
Advanced persistent threat

In the old days, a cyberthief would play a numbers game, sending out millions of emails with a compromised link, for example, with the hope that one percent of recipients would respond. Nowadays, in an advanced persistent threat (APT) attack – such as recent, high-profile incursions Stuxnet and Operation Shady RAT – the perpetrator spends a considerable amount of time researching a specific target, often customizing malware so that its signature cannot be identified by any existing anti-virus or anti-malware software. Too, these attackers have significant resources, both financially and technologically, and motivation that might not have anything to do with pure financial gain. The good news: there are resources available for companies to combat APTs.

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