Promotion of a hostile actor to APT status occurs when we have robust evidence of a TEMP group’s (named as a result of sufficient or consistent TTP reporting) sponsoring nation, target profile, attack motivations and independence from existing groups. Last year, we labelled four new attackers as APTs.
The word ‘persistent’ applies to a group’s attack on a target, but one could also use it to describe its very existence and determination to survive and flourish. Certain that the four new groups will grow in both their breadth and sophistication in 2019, FireEye compiled a brief profile of each. Click here to access the APT reports.