Phishing attacks have become one of the most prevalent, and effective, methods of cybercrime. This brief defines a phishing attack, details the various methods and components, and outlines critical steps necessary for prevention.
Today’s attackers are well-funded and well-equipped. They use evasive tactics to succeed in gaining a foothold in the network, launching both high-volume and sophisticated attacks while remaining invisible to an organization’s traditional defenses – from packet obfuscation, polymorphic malware and encryption to multi-phased payloads and fast-flux DNS.
Palo Alto Networks® engaged independent data privacy risk management provider TRUSTe® to review and document the data flows and practices described in this datasheet. This document provides the customers of Palo Alto Networks with information needed to assess the impact of WildFire on their overall privacy posture by detailing how personal information may be captured, processed and stored by and within WildFire and its associated components.