How Evolved “419 Scammers” Are Targeting the Enterprise

Unit 42, the Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team, has identified a series of attacks codenamed “Silver Spaniel”, emanating from Nigerian actors against our customers. These attackers, formerly associated with 419 scams targeted at unsuspecting individuals, are now using many of the same tools that cyber crime and espionage groups have deployed in the past. These actors represent an emerging threat to the enterprise.