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Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Intrusion Detection Oil companies, Internet technology firms, defense contractors, and even computer-security firms have all been targeted by persistent adversaries bent on stealing intellectual property and sensitive business information. Advanced persistent threats -- a term that's become much maligned since the media locked onto it -- describes attackers that are targeting specific companies and data, rather than searching for vulnerable targets of opportunity. Persistent attackers stole oil field exploration data from ExxonMobil, information on the Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman, and sensitive data on SecurID tokens from RSA. For many in the industry, the question is no longer if they have been breached, but how deeply, says Richard Bejtlich, chief security officer of Mandiant.

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