Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are threats that the high skilled hackers use latest and sophisticated methods to enter any organization and attempts to exfiltrate valuable and sensitive data from the company.
Advanced persistent threats are very hard to detect and the APTs lasts for many months in average and can cause much damage to the company targeted in terms of company specific sensitive data and trade secrets.
Typically, APT attacks target organizations in sectors such as national defense, manufacturing, and the financial industry, as they deal with high-value information, including intellectual property, military plans, and other government and corporate data.
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Authored by: Divya Gn, TCS Cyber Security