The pseudo-Darkleech campaign, one of the long-standing prominent distributers of ransomware, is expected to remain strong in 2017, after going through a series of important changes last year, Palo Alto Networks researchers warn.
Threat intelligence sharing among vendor and industry peers has come a long way, and in 2017 there will be more opportunities than ever to demonstrate its value; especially as conversations around sharing intelligence between the public and private sectors continues.
Over the past year, healthcare organizations of all sizes have been impacted by cyberattacks. Most of them involve malware of one sort or another. As a former security operations lead at a hospital network in the San Francisco Bay Area, I learned what my research at Palo Alto Networks has confirmed: By far, the most common way for malware to make its way into Healthcare networks is by spoofed emails.
2016 was a challenging year for organisations particularly as cyber adversaries achieved high-profile success, mainly with ransomware. Organisations in Asia-Pacific are no exception. The year also taught a valuable lesson that no industry vertical is safe; if there is a hole in your security, a determined adversary will find it.
Keeping students and their data safe, while maintaining a modern and engaging learning environment, is a delicate balance. Read this brief to discover how Palo Alto Networks meets the security needs of schools and school districts by preventing
cyberthreats across cloud, network and endpoint devices while granting administrators granular visibility and control over users and their actions.
Higher education institutions must balance academic openness with
protecting personal and financial information and valuable intellectual property. It’s another balancing act to maintain continuous, high-bandwidth access to resources while blocking threats that could damage the institution’s reputation. Read this brief to discover how Palo Alto Networks meets the security needs of higher education institutions by automatically preventing cyberthreats across cloud, network and endpoint devices at network speeds, as well as keeping sensitive data safe by administering granular security policies based on users, applications and content.
Russian advanced persistent threat group Sofacy has upped the ante in its campaign to compromise organizations with its “DealersChoice” Flash Player exploit tool, even after Adobe patched a zero-day Flash vulnerability that the tool was observed exploiting.
The downtime created by the holiday season is a fan favorite for enterprise employees and hackers alike. As workers are enjoying time away from the office for vacations or working remotely, hackers are viewing this slow down as an optimal time to attack corporate systems. To avoid having your organization turn into this holiday’s victim, security professionals provide tips for IT managers to protect corporate data, as well as share recommendations for using the slower cycles to test security systems.
Russian advanced persistent threat group Sofacy has upped the ante in its campaign to compromise organizations with its “DealerWhat Lies Ahead for Cybersecurity in 2017?sChoice” Flash Player exploit tool, even after Adobe patched a zero-day Flash vulnerability that the tool was observed exploiting.
Researchers at Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 threat intelligence team spotted a new Google Android trojan named “PluginPhantom” which is capable of leveraging Android's DroidPlugin technology to steal user information.