Ransomware Is Not a “Malware Problem” – It’s a Criminal Business Model

Ransomware Is Not a “Malware Problem” – It’s a Criminal Business Model

Today Unit 42 published our latest paper on ransomware, which has quickly become one of the greatest cyberthreats facing organizations around the world. As a business model, ransomware has proven to be highly effective in generating revenue for cybercriminals in addition to causing significant operational impact to affected organizations. It is largely victim agnostic, spanning [...]

Elliptical Curve Cryptography for the Internet of Things

Elliptical Curve Cryptography for the Internet of Things

The elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) asymmetric algorithm is widely promoted to developers for new Internet of Things (IoT) advancements. At a first glance, it is easy to see why this is the case. While IoT faces new constraints and challenges that make traditional cryptography difficult to implement, these difficulties also empower ECC to emerge as [...]

Are Your IT and Strategic Business Goals Aligned?

Are Your IT and Strategic Business Goals Aligned?

Developing and using models to help represent relationships between business strategy and IT is an effective method to show the strategic effect of IT within the enterprise. As more and more business commerce becomes automated, the growing impact of IT on business strategy, such as the development of a sustained competitive advantage in a highly [...]

VirusTotal Policy Changes Have No Impact On Palo Alto Networks Customers

VirusTotal Policy Changes Have No Impact On Palo Alto Networks Customers

What’s happened? On Wednesday, May 4, VirusTotal cut off unlimited ratings access to companies that do not share their own evaluations of submitted research samples. How does this impact Palo Alto Networks customers? There is no impact to Palo Alto Networks customers or the protections our customers receive from us. VirusTotal will continue to provide subscribers, [...]

KRBanker Targets South Korea Through Adware and Exploit Kits

KRBanker Targets South Korea Through Adware and Exploit Kits

Online banking services have been a prime target of cyber criminals for many years and attacks continue to grow. Targeting online banking users and stealing their credentials has yielded huge profits for the criminals behind these campaigns. Unit 42 has been tracking “KRBanker” AKA ‘Blackmoon’, since late last year. This campaign specifically targets banks of [...]