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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Another update from Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks' Luisa Genovese discusses the threats facing cloud environments in TechDay's latest IT Jam.
Palo Alto Networks uncovers hackers targeting diplomats
While attacks on diplomatic organisations are common, Cloaked Ursa focuses on the diplomats themselves more than the countries they represent, Unit 42 finds.
Palo Alto Networks finds 55% increase in vulnerability exploitation attempts
With the rate of vulnerability exploitation showing no sign of slowing down up from 147,000 attempts in 2021 to 228,000 in 2022.
Palo Alto Networks - ransomware is becoming more aggressive
The 2023 report shares insights compiled based on findings from Unit 42's incident response work from approximately 1,000 cases throughout the past 18 months.
Palo Alto Networks responds to rise in threats with MDR service
Unit 42 Managed Detection and Response is a new service that can offer continuous 24/7 threat detection, investigation and response.
New study reveals opportunistic behaviour of cyber criminals
Report reveals heavy use of software vulnerabilities matching opportunistic behaviour of threat actors who search for weak points.
At least nine global organisations compromised by new active cyber-espionage campaign
A new active cyber-espionage campaign has compromised global organisations in the defence, education, energy, healthcare and technology sectors.
IoT devices more at risk of cyber attack than ever - report
Among the most disturbing discoveries: 98% of all IoT device traffic is unencrypted, exposing personal and confidential data on relevant networks.
Palo Alto Networks and Europol sign MoU to expand collaboration
Europol & Palo Alto boost EU cyber defences with expanded MoU.
Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
New Xbash malware devastates servers with no fix post-ransom, as Unit 42 links it to Iron Group.
A look at the evolution of the Nemucod malware
Unit 42 researchers have uncovered details about how the slippery Nemucod malware has been able to avoid detection.
Kazuar trojan hijacks Microsoft .NET framework to conduct espionage attacks
Researchers have uncovered the ‘Kazuar’ backdoor trojan, which has been detected in espionage campaigns across the globe, Unit 42 reports.
Unit 42 researchers suspect Ewind adware Trojan is 100% Russian
The Android Ewind family has just become a little bigger, after Unit 42 researchers discovered multiple new samples of the family.
Amnesia malware forms DVR botnet and wipes virtual machines
'Amnesia', the new IoT botnet variant of 'Tsunami' targets an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability in DVR devices made by TVT Digital.
Unit 42 reports 'Blank Slate' malspam campaign pummels hosting providers in 'cycle of abuse'
Unit 42 has provided an inside look at how a malicious spam campaignis using double-zipped Word files to spread ransomware on Windows computers.