Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – March 26

Anna Lough


Check out all of the top Palo Alto Networks news from the past week right here.

The Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team, Unit 42, observed Locky ransomware installed through nuclear exploit kits. Our researchers also examined the campaign evolution of Darkleech to pseudo-Darkleech which, in recent weeks, has led to Angler EK delivering a ransomware payload, especially TeslaCrypt. Continuing momentum this week, Unit 42 shared new details and insights into the evolution of the SamSa malware family and discovered new ransomware tactics in play.

Palo Alto Networks researchers Tongbo Luo and Hui Gao were credited with the discoveries of new critical Microsoft vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer (IE) versions 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 on affected Windows clients.

Finally, Unit 42 is currently researching an attack campaign that targets government and military personnel of India. The group of tracked actors involved in this campaign has been dubbed ‘ProjectM’.

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Sai Balabhadrapatruni explains how you can achieve continuous protection with Palo Alto Networks highly available next-generation firewall deployments.

Palo Alto Networks joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Cyber Storm V, a national-level exercise designed to test the nation’s Emergency Preparedness procedures. Rick Howard, Palo Alto Networks CSO, shares his top takeaways from the exercise.

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