Renewed interest in targeted attacks
Targeted attacks, specifically attacks attributed to “advanced persistent threats” has gained a renewed interest the last month (just when things were about to calm down). First New York Times released an article about how Chinese attackers persistently attacked the Times for a period of four months.
Then, less than a month after the Times article, Mandiant releases an extensive report on the advance persistent threat actor they have identified as “APT1”. Attributing hundreds of attacks to a unit in the People’s Liberation Army (Unit 61398).