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Pulling the Brake on the Magnitude EK Train


This blog goes into detail on recent work that Unit 42 has done to identify malicious sites associated with the Magnitude Exploit Kit (EK). It details the investigation process involved in identifying the algorithm used to generate domains used by the Magnitude EK. Defenders can use the provided data to identify possible domains that may … Continue reading

Ewind – Adware in Applications’ Clothing


Since mid-2016 we have observed multiple new samples of the Android Adware family “Ewind”. The actors behind this adware utilize a simple yet effective approach – they download a popular, legitimate Android application, decompile it, add their malicious routines, then repackage the Android application package (APK). They then distribute the trojanized application using their own, … Continue reading

Gearing Up for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition


It’s that time of the year when we get to root for our alma mater or favorite college competing in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). This year, Palo Alto Networks is supporting all 10 regional competitions, and the national competition, through the donation of our next-generation firewall, which CCDC teams will use to defend … Continue reading

Traps “Can Can” Prevent RanRan Ransomware


A recent Unit 42 blog post breaks down the newly identified ransomware “RanRan,” targeting multiple Middle Eastern government organizations. Driven by what appear to be political motives, the RanRan attacker encrypts data until victims make a negative public statement against a particular political leader. Prevention against ransomware, like RanRan, is possible with Palo Alto Networks … Continue reading

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Vulnerability Research March 2017 Disclosures


As part of Unit 42’s ongoing threat research, we can now disclose that Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have discovered three code execution vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Flash (APSB17-07) that were addressed in Adobe’s monthly security update release: CVE-2017-2997: Tao Yan CVE-2017-2998: Tao Yan CVE-2017-2999: Tao Yan For current customers with a Threat Prevention subscription, … Continue reading

PAN-OS 8.0: Announcing New and Expanded Partner Integrations


The Palo Alto Networks partner ecosystem has over 100 industry-leading security and IT providers. To support the growing number of customer use cases, we proactively build integrations with a select few strategic partners to drive deeper engineering-to-engineering technology integrations. We’re pleased to announce a few new ones along with the recent release of PAN-OS 8.0: … Continue reading

CDANS 2017: Keeping Cybersecurity Skills Sharp With Cyber Range


We enjoy meeting with and presenting to the many hard-working professionals responsible for securing government and critical national infrastructure in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the U.S., and this year at Cyber Defence and Networks Security (CDANS) 2017, attended by several of these regions, we decided to try something dynamic.  We invited our … Continue reading

VirusTotal Adds Palo Alto Networks to Intelligence Feeds


Palo Alto Networks is happy to announce the addition of the Palo Alto Networks (Known Signatures) scanner to VirusTotal, continuing our long-standing relationship with the organization, and furthering our commitment to threat intelligence sharing. This new integration allows users of VirusTotal to query malware samples against known antivirus signatures from the Palo Alto Networks Threat … Continue reading

PAN-OS 8.0: New Hardware Enables Powerful Security Performance Without Compromise


Three key trends are driving the need for increased performance and capacity requirements on security appliances: Data center consolidation, leading to increased bandwidth requirements. Increasing share of encrypted traffic, which must be secured. Consumption of hybrid cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications driving north-south traffic growth. At the same time, organizations are required to rethink how … Continue reading

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Vulnerability Research February 2017 Disclosures


As part of Unit 42’s ongoing threat research, we can now disclose that Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have discovered two code execution vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Flash (APSB17-04) that were addressed in Adobe’s monthly security update release: CVE-2017-2982: Tao Yan CVE-2017-2996: Tao Yan For current customers with a Threat Prevention subscription, Palo Alto Networks … Continue reading

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