Advanced Persistent Threats & Recent High Profile Cyber Threat Encounters
|Vaishali S Raj1, Dr. R. Manicka Chezhian2, M.Mrithulashri3
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Advanced Persistent Threat‟s (APT) are sophisticated and high – outlined covert attacks which are bent on surreptitiously stealing/exfiltration of data and classified information from targeted/victimized systems inflicting unrecoverable and serious impairments. These unremitting and persistent threat intrusions typically target users or systems within the organizations to gain access and infiltrate and to haul out Trade Secrets, Collapse Stock Values and other sensitive information, Technology/IP, steal Intellectual Property, State/Nations & Military Secrets, computer Source Codes and other Valuable Information and extending up to crippling a Nation‟s Critical Infrastructure. APT‟s continue to emerge as a prominent concern and the expansion in APT‟s exposure is trending heavily towards High – Profile Stealthier and Cyber Espionage activities. The threats involve stealthy and shadier right of entry into end – point systems and ongoing theft of confidential and top – secret information. This paper illustrates the anatomy of the Advanced Persistent Threat and their terminologies with the Recent and Concentrated threat scenarios on cyberspace in obliging times.