Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are attacks capable of breaching data infrastructure through continuous targeting and then remaining within that infrastructure, undetected, to locate and access valuable information.
Government militaries aren’t the only source of APTs. Multinational organised crime syndicates, many with the tacit backing of national governments, now command vast resources.
Examples include Japan’s largest criminal syndicate, the Yakuza, and the Russian Mafia.
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