"Advanced persistent threat"

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Concept.png "Advanced persistent threat"
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AbbreviationAPT
A computer attack in which a person or group gains unauthorized access to a computer network and remains undetected for an extended period.

The phrase "Advanced persistent threat" is an attack in which a person or group gains unauthorized access to a computer network and remains undetected for an extended period. The term has traditionally been used to indicate state sponsorship,[1] but over the last few years it has also been applied to other groups.[2]


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