One of the biggest blind spots in intelligent attacks is that
the target can be compromised without knowing about the infection for months.
– Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a security threat to specific targets in an intelligent, continuous manner, with advanced, targeted attacks aimed at stealing confidential information. It attempts to attack by finding weaknesses, such as distributing malicious code attachment URLs to users through the Internet or e-mail, or detecting patterns of PC users Victims are unaware of the extent of the damage as well as the fact that they have been victimized.
– ‘APT’ takes information in four stages: penetration, trenching, collection and leakage. Attackers infiltrate the network, gather internal information over a long period of time, plan the next step, and proceed through the discovery phase. Once the relevant data has been collected, intelligent continuous threats are concluded by either leaking information or damaging the system during the leakage phase.
– The ‘Operation Aurora’ incident, which took place in August 2011, has been reported to have cost more than 70 locations, including Google, U.S. government agencies, and government agencies and businesses in each country, over five years. In July of the same year in Korea, ‘SK Communications’ was attacked by ‘APT’, and the personal information of about 35 million people was leaked.
– MONITORAPP’s AISWG (APPLICATION INSIGHT SECURE WEB GATEWAY) is a secure web gateway solution that protects enterprise internal web users from a variety of evolving web attack threats, such as APT attacks, and ensures a safe web use environment for internal users within the enterprise user .