Practice Test Question: Advanced Persistent Threats

Practice Test Question: Advanced Persistent Threats

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Which one of the following statements does NOT accurately describe an advanced persistent threat (APT) attacker?


A. They focus on specific high-value targets.
B. They typically work alone to reduce the likelihood of discovery.
C. They often exploit previously undisclosed vulnerabilities.
D. They commonly have access to significant financial resources.

Correct Answer: B

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are advanced attackers who have access to significant financial and technical resources.  These attackers are typically sponsored by government/military agencies or large organized crime rings. They conduct research to identify previously unknown vulnerabilities and exploit those vulnerabilities to gain access to systems in an undetected manner.  APTs are called “persistent” because they typically select a single high-value target and then attack that target with intense focus.  APT attackers do not generally work alone, but rather work in highly organized teams.


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