Source: Threat Level
Threat Level is running an interesting article on Advanced Persistent Threats (APT): targeted network attacks of the sort which Google disclosed recently. These stand in contrast to the rather more opportunistic threats posed by general malware and botnets. APT attackers intend to infiltrate a specific network and establish a foothold there, granting them unlimited access to documents and data hosted on the network. The practice is startlingly common, with a disproportionately large number of victims among companies which have dealings in or with China.