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From a well-attended session on our advanced endpoint protection, to the buzz at the booth for Unit 42, our threat intelligence team, and a full slate of demonstrations and visualizations, there was plenty to take in at a very busy Black Hat USA. Here’s a look back at Palo Alto Networks at Black Hat:
A few weeks ago we formally introduced Unit 42, the new threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks. Following the release Unit 42’s inaugural research paper, 419 Evolution, many of the team leads are on the scene here at Black Hat 2014 in Las Vegas. It’s a chance for the security community at large to
Black Hat USA 2014 is taking place all this week in Las Vegas, and as the exhibit halls and many of the briefings open on Wednesday, we invite you to visit with Palo Alto Networks throughout the show. Join us at Booth #227 on Wednesday and Thursday to:
Back in June, Microsoft patched 59 Internet Explorer vulnerabilities and Palo Alto Networks discovered 21 of them, all rated critical. Then in July, we released findings about evolved Nigerian 419 scammers from Unit 42, the new Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team. The way we perform cybersecurity research is opening the door to a new
Recent events continue to highlight the abuse of remote access applications in the enterprise. Last Tuesday, Trusteer reported that a new variant of Citadel, which has long relied on VNC to give attackers remote control over systems, began adding new credentials to systems it infects and enabling the standard Windows remote desktop application (RDP). This
On July 22, Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team, Unit 42, released our first report on the evolution of “Silver Spaniel” 419 scammers. Of particular note is how these actors use a Remote Administration Tool (RAT) named NetWire (part of the NetWiredRC malware family). This RAT gives a remote attacker complete control over a Windows,
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE: PANW) today announced that it will release its financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 ended July 31, 2014 after U.S. markets close on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Palo Alto Networks will host a conference call that day at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time (4:30 p.m. Eastern time) to discuss the results.
Black Hat USA 2014 kicks off next week, and along with our product and solution experts, you’ll meet team leads from Unit 42, the Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team. Last week we celebrated the official launch of Unit 42, along with the release of 419 Evolution, a new report examining the evolution of Nigerian
Here’s a roundup of this week’s top Palo Alto Networks news. We are happy to officially introduce our new threat intelligence team, Unit 42, and the release of its first research paper, 419 Evolution. Check out some of the great global coverage from this announcement:
In the past three months Palo Alto Networks has identified a series of attacks emanating from Nigerian actors against our customers in Taiwan and South Korea. Our team is tracking this activity under the code name Silver Spaniel. These attacks have deployed commodity tools that can be purchased for small fees on underground forums and deployed by any individual with a laptop and an e-mail address. Read the report by Palo Alto Networks Unit 42.
Today’s cyber attackers utilize an increasingly sophisticated set of evasion tactics. Disjointed techniques and a fragmented security approach leave enterprises prone to risk. The volume of attacks is rising, applying strain on a limited population of security specialists. It is essential that defenders and security specialists understand the trends and distributions in the attack landscape. This paper takes a survey of the Palo Alto Networks Threat Data generated across the customer base.
Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today revealed that cyber criminals in Nigeria have evolved common malware campaigns to infiltrate businesses that have not previously been their primary targets.
Today we would like to officially introduce our new threat intelligence team, Unit 42, and announce the release of our first research paper, 419 Evolution. Unit 42 uses data collected from the Palo Alto Networks security platform to provide context into an attacker’s motivations and methods. Using our Critical Intelligence Requirements developed by our leadership, we