Preface: We known so far that APT attack aim to lockdown specify attack target. The target will be specifics government regime and the their revenue. This is the modern way not require engage the traditional war.
Synopsis: APT attack lure people attention is that they form a structure attack and exploit with malware attacking major public facilities. For instance, Nuclear power station, water supply and Gas system. No matter it is a Botnet DDoS or implant malware conducting sabotage activities. It is a time consuming action. Perhaps above action didn’t fully exploit metamorphic definition. On my seen that a new generation of attack mechanism will be frequently exploit by APT group in future. The design will be similar LockerGoga Ransomware.
Expert found that LockerGoga does not have any self-propagation mechanisms (needs to be manually deployed). But later on found that it relies SMB protocol (manually copy files from computer to computer). They are jeopardizing in supply chain industry now. But I believe that it the a pilot run now.
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