What is APT?

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Advanced Persistent Threat

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a specific type of threat that is characterized by the attacker who has time and resources. Typically it is an ongoing threat, with the goal to finally infiltrate into a network.

Attackers who are part the APT, have usually the goal to seek information and to stay as long in the network as possible. For example to gain access to intellectual property (IP), financial data, or communications.