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Network and Data Security for Non-Engineers by Stephan S. Jones, Kevin Groom, Frank M. Groom

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Chapter 3

Anonymous Persistent Threats

A number of security firms have issued detailed reports on groups of attackers who intend not only to “hack” into the website of a company’s data systems, but also to establish a persistent beachhead in those systems so that it can use that company’s information; connect to other company systems through “trusted,” less secure connections; and establish a long-term site where they can test out new versions of their malware and update it when it is discovered to have been detected. Among these identified persistent threat groups are the following.

Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) Identified Shell Crew

The Shell Crew are a set of hacking groups, frequently closely aligned with nation-states (China and Russia), who ...

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