Threat Brief: Understanding Domain Generation Algorithms (DGA)

Intro One of the most important “innovations” in malware in the past decade is what’s called a Domain Generation Algorithm (“DGA”)”. DGA is an automation technique that attackers use to make it harder for defenders to protect against attacks. While DGA has been in use for over 10 years now, it’s still a potent technique

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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