Ordinary employees, privileged users and the supply chain – such as contractors and third party service providers – are all conduits for a traditional insider threat, according to Vormetric.
As more details about the Anthem data breach come to light, sources close to the investigation say that Chinese state-sponsored hackers might be behind the attack.
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors are generally considered to be among the most sophisticated cyber exploiters out there.
Cyber attackers, especially persistent ones, use a variety of tools to break into target systems, assure their continuing presence in them and hide their actions, and exfiltrate information from them.
Attackers try hard to mask their activities – but try as they might, in order to accomplish their goals, their behaviors are likely to be anomalous at some point in time.
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