How Evolved “419 Scammers” Are Targeting the Enterprise
Palo Alto Networks
Prior to joining Unit 42, Ryan served as Senior Manager in Verisign's iDefense Threat Intelligence service. His area of expertise is detecting and identifying actors and groups conducting cyber-crime and cyber-espionage operations. Ryan is a contributing author to the book Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedure, and primary author of Cyber Security Essentials. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from Iowa State University, and a Master of Science degree in security informatics from The Johns Hopkins University.
Architect – Threat Intelligence
Palo Alto Networks
An Iraq War veteran who earned the Bronze Star Medal, Vishaal 'V8' Hariprasad is the former Technical Co-founder and Director of Software Engineering for Morta Security, prior to the firm's acquisition by Palo Alto Networks. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, V8 served as a Cyberspace Operations Officer for the US Air Force and National Security Agency (NSA). He served numerous combat deployments and stations overseas. V8 holds a Master's degree in information technology from Virginia Tech University.
Unit 42, the Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team, recently released a new research paper titled “419 Evolution" on an attack campaign codenamed "Silver Spaniel." The paper describes a series of attacks against businesses emanating from Nigeria. Individuals formerly associated with 419 scams, which have commonly targeted unsuspecting individuals, are responsible for these attacks. These attackers are now using many of the same tools that cyber crime and espionage groups have deployed in the past, making them an emerging threat to the enterprise. In this live webcast with Q&A, researchers from Unit 42 will share key research takeaways from the report.
Join Unit 42 researchers for a live webcast and Q&A that will focus on these key takeaways:
- Nigerian criminals are now using easily obtained Remote Administration Tools (RATs) such as NetWire, that provide complete control over infected systems
- Silver Spaniel attacks are specifically designed to evade traditional antivirus programs
- Indicators of compromise were observed for the NetWire RAT, and Unit 42 recommends protections you can employ against tools used in these attacks
Attend the webinar to find out what you need to know to protect against these advanced threats.