Advanced Persistent Threats (APT): 5 Ways to Identify an APT Attack

by SharkStriker Cybersecurity Services Provider
Published: November 20, 2023 (1 week ago)
united states

APT or Advanced Persistent Threat is a type of cyber-attack where an attacker or group of attackers target highly specific targets with an intent to steal sensitive data without being detected for a long time

APT stands for Advanced Persistent Threat. An APT attack is a sophisticated and targeted cyberattack where an unauthorized user gains access to a network and remains undetected for an extended period. The term “persistent” indicates that the attacker maintains a long-term presence within the targeted network to achieve specific objectives. Key characteristics of APT attacks include: 1. Advanced Techniques: APT attackers often employ advanced and sophisticated methods to breach security measures. This may involve the use of zero-day exploits (vulnerabilities that are unknown to the software vendor or the public), custom malware, or other advanced tactics. 2. Persistence: APT attackers aim to remain undetected for a prolonged period to achieve their goals, which could include stealing sensitive information, conducting espionage, or disrupting operations.