The solution's description
The term of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is being used to describe the sophisticated hacker technique aiming directly at a specific target that can be represented by big and successful companies, or even states.
These are very advanced attack techniques which can be characterized by:
Targeting: organizations, financial institutions, and states. The penetration is not random. Malware is designed specifically for a specific target.
Progress: So far, unknown weak spots and zero-day vulnerabilities are being abused. Rootkits, blackout, and camouflage techniques are being used.
Persistence: The threat persists until the attacker is successful. The advanced and targeted techniques of social engineering and phishing at various canals are being used.