NSA warns against silly mistake in fight against Windows malware

Task automation platform PowerShell, often misused by threat actors who distribute malware (opens in new tab), can also be used for attack detection and prevention. This advice has recently been given by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to system administrators everywhere.

Along with cybersecurity centers in the UK and New Zealand, the NSA published a security advisory arguing that blocking PowerShell, a common security practice, actually undermines organizations’ defensive capabilities against ransomware. (opens in new tab) and other forms of cyberattacks.


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