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Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions by George Kurtz, Joel Scambray, Stuart McClure

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CHAPTER 6CYBERCRIME AND ADVANCED PERSISTENT THREATS

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) have taken on a life of their own these days. The term APT used to refer to recurring and unauthorized access to corporate networks, dominated headlines, and caused sleepless nights for many security operators. But the concept itself is nothing new. In fact, if you were so lucky as to have purchased a First Edition of Hacking Exposed in 1999, and looked at the inside back cover you would have seen the framework for the “Anatomy of a Hack”—a basic workflow of how hackers target and attack a network in a methodical way. Although the flowchart did not discuss the use of zero-day exploits, we discussed these attacks at length in the body of the book and, together ...

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