gethan - 2:17 am on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Called Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), the attacks are distinctive in the kinds of data the attackers target, and they are rarely detected by antivirus and intrusion programs. What’s more, the intrusions grab a foothold into a company’s network, sometimes for years, even after a company has discovered them and taken corrective measures.
Really interesting article; the term APT is very appropriate - reminiscent of cold war espionage, sleeper moles. Disable one threat in a few hours more sophisticated versions appear. Two things seem to be at the heart of these attacks;
Windows insecurity and China.
(OT - love the ctrl+c ctrl+v + Read More URL - that wired has js doing!)