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Palo Alto Networks responds to rise in threats with MDR service
Tue, 9th Aug 2022
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network security
Unit 42 Managed Detection and Response is a new service that can offer continuous 24/7 threat detection, investigation and response.
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New study reveals opportunistic behaviour of cyber criminals
Fri, 29th Jul 2022
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network management
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network security
"Ransomware attackers are also becoming more organised [...] as they engage with cyber criminals and the victimised organisations."
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At least nine global organisations compromised by new active cyber-espionage campaign
Wed, 10th Nov 2021
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A new active cyber-espionage campaign has compromised global organisations in the defence, education, energy, healthcare and technology sectors.
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IoT devices more at risk of cyber attack than ever - report
Tue, 17th Mar 2020
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firewall
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ddos
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network management
Among the most disturbing discoveries: 98% of all IoT device traffic is unencrypted, exposing personal and confidential data on relevant networks.
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Palo Alto Networks and Europol sign MoU to expand collaboration
Wed, 30th Oct 2019
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Palo Alto Networks participates in regular meetings with Europol investigators to discuss security challenges related to cybercrime trends and share insights on tackling them.
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Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
Tue, 18th Sep 2018
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
Xbash is data-destructive; destroying Linux-based databases as part of its ransomware capabilities.
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A look at the evolution of the Nemucod malware
Thu, 18th May 2017
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malware
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firewall
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network management
Unit 42 researchers have uncovered details about how the slippery Nemucod malware has been able to avoid detection.
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Kazuar trojan hijacks Microsoft .NET framework to conduct espionage attacks
Mon, 8th May 2017
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microsoft
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Researchers have uncovered the ‘Kazuar’ backdoor trojan, which has been detected in espionage campaigns across the globe, Unit 42 reports.
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Unit 42 researchers suspect Ewind adware Trojan is 100% Russian
Tue, 18th Apr 2017
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smartphones
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network management
The Android Ewind family has just become a little bigger, after Unit 42 researchers discovered multiple new samples of the family.
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Amnesia malware forms DVR botnet and wipes virtual machines
Wed, 12th Apr 2017
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malware
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network management
'Amnesia', the new IoT botnet variant of 'Tsunami' targets an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability in DVR devices made by TVT Digital.
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Unit 42 reports 'Blank Slate' malspam campaign pummels hosting providers in 'cycle of abuse'
Tue, 14th Mar 2017
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Unit 42 has provided an inside look at how a malicious spam campaignis using double-zipped Word files to spread ransomware on Windows computers.
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