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Updated Title and Abstract: Advanced Persistent Threats and the US Government Reaction

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The explosion of the Internet has brought along with it newer ways to commit fraud, scams, robberies, and so forth. Network fraud has grown as the Internet has become popular. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in their Internet Crime Report found that the increase in complaints from 2020 to 2023 was 24% . The IC3 report states that of the top five categories of offenses reported to law enforcement were: Business E-mail Compromise (BEC, various types of phishing/social engineering), Ransomware (delivered through phishing and remote desktop deployment/social engineering), Tech Support Fraud (phishing/social engineering), and Extortion (including Denial of Service attacks, hitman schemes, sextortion, Government impersonation schemes, loan schemes, and high-profile data breaches). Looking at the reported data, there has been a shift from more sophisticated attacks on organization security systems to the use of phishing and social engineering which require much less technical skill and increasingly target end-users. The problem is as least as bad for nation-states as it is for individuals. In addition to all the reasons that an individual or non-governmental organization may be attacked, the same and additional reasons apply for governmental organizations. Certain Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) have certain "footprints" for their specialization.
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