Kaspersky predicts the end of advanced persistent threats

The biggest bogeyman in security is the advanced persistent threat (APT) – well funded, smart and motivated. Kaspersky’s predictions for 2016 claims that APTs will go deeper and undercover – less traceable and harder to detect.

To be clear, the threat will remain but the move is to memory or fileless non-persistent malware. By repurposing existing malware attackers can appear less advanced than in the past to increase stealth.

It’s a concern from the IoT perspective because critical infrastructure is a target from cyber terrorism and a big part of M2M and IoT. APTs becoming more sophisticated by appearing less so is a daunting concept.

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