The evolvement of security threats in the world has increased the aggressiveness, success, diversity, and advancement of advanced persistent threats (APTs). However, irrespective of the evolvement in security technologies, security breaches continue to increase. Vukalović and Delija (2015) define APT as a multi-phase form of attack targeting the computer networks of a company.
The intended use of APT according to Tankard (2011) is the collection of sensitive data over a while to maximize the criminal dues. After attaining the entry, hackers use APT to gain communication with the main servers where they attain accessibility to malicious passwords. Advancement in APTs includes the ability to bypass signature-based detection systems. Such systems include the use of spam filters and anti-virus software which are not successful in APT. Von Ogden (2016) explains that the characteristic of APT to employ zero-day exploits including malware never applied before may filter mind vulnerabilities.
The increasing use of APTs has led to the introduction of global policies to counter the issue. Von Ogden (2016) explains that although it is challenging to detect APT, their use is identifiable through the following symptoms: several backdoor Trojans, odd user activities, unusual data files, variation in database operations.
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