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Hackers Used Malicious Docker Images to Mine Monero

A recently uncovered cryptomining scheme used malicious Docker images to hide cryptocurrency mining code, according to Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42.

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Docker Hub Distributing Cryptomining Malware?

A pair of cybersecurity reports published this week suggests the level of cryptomining malware lurking in the Docker Hub repository is potentially greater than most IT teams realize.

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Lucifer Malware Aims to Become Broad Platform for Attacks

The recent spread of the distributed denial-of-service tool attempts to exploit a dozen web-framework flaws, uses credential stuffing, and is intended to work against a variety of operating systems.

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Untrusted Docker Hub Images Found with Monero Cryptojacking Malware

A security team from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 has unearthed six containers that were housed on Docker Hub that, once instantiated, were activated by unknown parties to mine the Monero cryptocurrency.

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Five Cybersecurity Books That Everyone Should—and Can—Read

You want to learn about cybersecurity, but it seems so complicated. Here are some books we all can understand.

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Palo Alto Networks Rolls ML Into Firewall, Containerizes It

Palo Alto Networks launched what it calls the “world’s first” machine-learning powered next generation firewall, plus a containerized version of the firewall, and a new IoT security service.

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Machine learning in Palo Alto firewalls adds new protection for IoT, containers

With machine learning added to Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS firewall operating system, the firewalls are better equipped to defend IoT devices and containers, whether on-prem or in the cloud.

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5 New Machine Learning Capabilities From Palo Alto Networks

From the industry’s first next-gen firewall for Kubernetes to gaining visibility into never-before-seen IoT devices, here are five new Palo Alto Networks tools that leverage machine learning to keep customers safe.

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Palo Alto Networks Embeds ML Models in Firewalls

Palo Alto Networks (PAN) today unveiled a series of next-generation firewalls (NGFW) that rely on machine learning (ML) models running inline rather than signatures to thwart cybersecurity threats in real-time.

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Palo Alto Networks debuts its machine learning-powered next-generation firewall

Network security platform provider Palo Alto Networks Inc. is expanding its product portfolio with the launch of what it says is the world’s first machine learning-powered Next-Generation Firewall.

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The 8 Biggest Google Cloud Security Mistakes To Avoid

From exposing sensitive data in BigQuery tables to overauthorizing access on new projects to leaving virtual machines unguarded, here are some Google Cloud security mishaps that occur too often.

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8 Important Microsoft Azure Security Center Best Practices

From enabling multifactor authentication and extending protection beyond virtual machines to establishing rules around log analysis and remediation, here’s how businesses can get the most out of Azure Security Center.

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10 Tips For Making The Most Of AWS Security Certifications

Here’s a look at what type of industry experience, hands-on practice and vendor-neutral certificates employees should bring to the table to maximize the value of their AWS security certifications.

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TrickBot Update Makes Malware Harder to Detect: Report

The developers behind TrickBot malware have updated it to run from an infected device's memory to help better avoid detection, according to researchers at Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42.

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This new Trickbot malware update makes it even harder to detect

The notorious information-stealing trojan is one of the most prolific forms of malware out there - and has evolved yet again.

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12 Biggest Cloud Threats And Vulnerabilities In 2020

From misconfigured storage buckets and excess privileges to Infrastructure as Code (IoC) templates and automated attacks, here’s a look at 12 of the biggest cloud threats technical experts are worried about this year.

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How managed threat hunting helps bust malicious insiders

Managed threat hunting services can help take some of the pressure off security operations centres and help ensure potential breaches don’t escalate into something far worse. We explore one such case with a happy ending

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How moving to the cloud can solve remote access problems

During these unprecedented times, organizations across all sectors are facing the same issue: enabling remote “business as usual” while facing extraordinary challenges of scale and secure connectivity.

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U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks

Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks on infrastructure, officials say.

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PPE acquisition used as bait in global phishing scheme

Individuals linked to a Nigerian cybercriminal group conducted a broad business email compromise campaign in the first quarter of the year that included healthcare organizations responding to the coronavirus outbreak as targets, according to new research released May 8 from Palo Alto Networks.

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Expanded telework has created 'field day' for hackers. Here's how to safeguard company networks.

Hackers are hoping to leverage uncontrolled devices now accessing organizations' networks.

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Okta COVID-19 app usage report finds it’s not just collaboration seeing a huge uptick

Okta released a special COVID-19 edition of its app usage report today, and you don’t need a Ph. D. in statistics to guess what they found. Indeed, Zoom surged 110% on the Okta network, leading the way in usage growth just as you would expect, but another whole class of tools besides collaboration also saw huge increases in usage.

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How to Spot and Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Bad actors are preying on the fears we're all feeling during the coronavirus pandemic. Falling for an online scam is the last thing you need right now; here's how to stay safe.

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Malicious domains are floating around the cloud: Here's the threat to companies

Dive Brief: More than 86,600 newly-registered domain names (NRD) are considered "risky" or "malicious," according to analysis of 1.2 million NRDs between March 9 and April 26 by Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42. Unit 42 estimates nearly 2,000 COVID-19-themed domains are created daily.

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There Are Now More Than 40,000 ‘High-Risk’ COVID-19 Threats On The Web

The rise in coronavirus-themed scams was expected, but the numbers are surprising even the most experienced cybersecurity researchers.

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The Cybersecurity 202: Hospitals face a surge of cyberattacks during the novel coronavirus pandemic

Hospitals that are already pushed to their limit dealing with a patient surge from the novel coronavirus pandemic are getting slammed with cyberattacks and digital scams, as well.
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