Information Security Terminology

What are Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are attacks in which organized threat actor groups gain access to an organization’s network and confidential information through malware or phishing attacks. Once the target network has been breached, threat actors quickly access and utilize files, emails, and other data. This information is typically used for malicious purposes or financial gain. The goal of APT attacks is to remain hidden from the organization as long as possible to learn the ins and outs of the organization and collect as much data as possible.