Organizations are constantly on alert due to the barrage of attacks aimed at their employees’ inboxes. But what really keeps security professionals up at night are the targeted and prolonged assaults aimed at siphoning valuable information. The digital marauders of today are employing a range of sophisticated techniques that result in increased dwell time, which …
advanced persistent threat
Since May, hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations and other energy facilities, as well as manufacturing plants in the United States and other countries.
Among the companies targeted was the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which runs a nuclear power plant near Burlington, Kan., according to security consultants and an urgent joint report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week.