Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – October 25

Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – October 25

We’ve rounded up this week’s Palo Alto Networks news right here. To aid you in deploying Advanced Endpoint Protection in your network, take a look at this newly released Advanced Endpoint Protection 3.1 documentation. Unit 42 discussed CryptoWall 2.0, the latest version of this malware family that uses the Tor network for command and control. [...]

Dridex Banking Trojan Distributed Through Word Documents

Dridex Banking Trojan Distributed Through Word Documents

Dridex, the latest descendent of the Bugat/Feodo/Cridex banking Trojan lineage has been a constant source of attacks using the malware since its release in July. To date, Dridex has centered on sending executable attachments via e-mail. That seems to have changed this week, as we’ve seen a tactical shift to sending those executable attachments via [...]

CIP Version 5 Approaches: How Best to Secure Energy Utilities

CIP Version 5 Approaches: How Best to Secure Energy Utilities

The effective date for CIP version 5 Standards is rapidly approaching and entities are beginning to implement new controls to meet the updated requirements. Palo Alto Networks expert Del Rodillas, along with experts from EnergySec and ENMAX will discuss the new requirements and potential technical approaches to meeting compliance obligations. Register now, and see full [...]

Ransomware Attacks Subvert Ad Networks

Ransomware Attacks Subvert Ad Networks

Security vendor Proofpoint warns in a new report that a "malvertising" campaign has been launching ransomware attacks against users of numerous high-profile websites, including search site Yahoo, dating site Match.com, and an AOL real estate site. Proofpoint says it saw a surge earlier this month of malvertising exploits involving attackers serving real-looking advertisements that harbor [...]