2016 China Internet Security Report

APT attacks’ impacts are most noteworthy in three fields: destruction of industrial systems, crimes in financial systems, and geopolitical impacts. In the next few years, APT attacks will show the following four trends: cyberspace will become a new battlefield for the world’s big powers, destructive attacks on infrastructure will become increasingly active, there will be a remarkable increase in attacks on particular individuals’ mobile devices, and Belt Road and military-civilian integration will be the focus of attacks.