The term advancedpersistent threat, or APT, has been flung around by vendors ad nauseam over the past several years. In a sense, given the sheer number of breaches, one can't blame them. But is what they're telling you, the buyer, truthful?
Brian Laing, VP of business development and products at APT defense firm Lastline, spoke to SCMagazine.com at Black Hat about the evolution of advancedpersistent threats and some of their more devious tactics.
A malicious chat app that was advertised on Facebook and sold in the Google Play store was discovered to execute a previously undiscovered spyware program linked to APT-C-23, an advancedpersistent threat group allegedly with ties to Hamas.