Threat Brief: Understanding Domain Generation Algorithms (DGA)

One of the most important “innovations” in malware in the past decade is what’s called a Domain Generation Algorithm (“DGA”)”. While DGA has been in use for over 10 years now, it’s still a potent technique that has been a particular challenge for defenders to counter. Fortunately, there are emerging technologies now that can better counter DGAs.

Threat Brief: Second Wave of Shamoon 2 Attacks Reveal Possible New Tactic

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 threat intelligence team has just released new research that has uncovered a previously unknown second wave of Shamoon 2 attacks: Second Wave of Shamoon 2 Attacks Identified Based on our analysis, these attacks were timed to occur on November 29, 2016, twelve days after the initial Shamoon 2 attacks that

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