New Ransomware URL Filtering Category
Starting September 27, 2022, Palo Alto Networks started to publish URLs into the newly introduced category “Ransomware” available with content release version 8592 and above.
Action: (If the content release version is 8592 and above)
Ransomware category “Site Access” action set to “block” only for the default profile.
If customer has multiple URL Filtering security profiles, they will need to update “Site Access” action to “BLOCK” for each profiles. This applies to all versions of PAN-OS software.
This new category was added in BPA version 7.3.0