Nigerian Threat Actors have long been considered a nuisance rather than a threat. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 returns to the topic that launched our research in 2014 with our latest report, "SILVERTERRIER: The Next Evolution in Nigerian Cybercrime." This report shows that Nigerian threat actors are capable and formidable adversaries successfully attacking major companies and governments by using cheap, off-the-shelf commodity malware.

The history of Nigerian threat actors and their use of unsophisticated technology makes it easy to underestimate the threat. This report shows why it’s not just wrong but dangerous to take Nigerian threat actors lightly.


 

AV-Comparatives 

AV-Comparatives, the independent organization that tests and assesses antivirus (AV) software, announced the completion of its 2017 “Comparison of Next-Generation Security Products” and presented Traps advanced endpoint protection with its “Approved” award. The firm conducted a series of malware protection and exploit prevention tests on Traps during September and October 2017. Download the report to view the results of this test.
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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.
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This white paper describes how Palo Alto Network next-generation firewalls and Panorama help you get actionable security insights.
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The WildFire Appliance WF-500 automatically detects and prevents zero-day exploits and malware with on-premise analysis that meets privacy and regulatory requirements.
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