Advanced Persistent Threat Hydraq
Is a targeted attack that is also currently referred to as Aurora, Google Attacks, and the Microsoft IE Vulnerability. Through the exploitation of a vulnerability, it attempts to install a trojan on a specific computer that steals information from that machine. The trojan attempts to make contact with command and control servers in order to receive instructions and to upload any information that it may have collected. This type of attack is often called an advanced persistent threat because of the sophistication and persistence of the attack within a business.This attack is of concern to all computer users because vulnerabilities used in this attack are now widely known and likely to be exploited by other cybercriminals.