What are Advanced Persistent Threats?

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are hackers who specialise in dedicated and advanced targeting of a victim’s information technology estate and use a range of sophisticated techniques to compromise a victims infrastructure to fulfil their goal such as, Information Gathering to facilitate other physical or cyber operations. Monitoring victims assets for sale, like payment data or personal information of users. Disruption of operational services and IT to cause monetary or reputational damage. Extortion through ransomware for profit. What Makes a Hacker an Advanced Persistent Threat? Common hacking techniques exploit vulnerabilities in software that may be known or by comparison non-sophisticated in… Continue reading What are Advanced Persistent Threats?