Reaper, a hacking group linked to North Korea, has become sophisticated enough to be labeled an advanced persistent threat — a type of cyber threat with the capability and intent to get ongoing, long-term access to a system. While there are some loosely affiliated hacker collectives that are capable of APT attacks, most of these groups are state-sponsored; governments are well-suited to provide the ongoing resources required by the hacker for yearslong operations.
A business’s first line of defense is to make sure its system meets up-to-date industry security standards and segment its network. It’s equally important for large corporations to assume they’ll get hacked and develop an action plan for when it inevitably happens.
To learn more about how to protect your company from APTs, read the full article on Security Today.