Cisco Talos Blog


The malware, attacker trends and more that shaped the threat landscape in 2023

The second annual Cisco Talos Year in Review draws on a massive amount of threat data to analyze the major trends that shaped the threat landscape in 2023.

December 4, 2023 08:01

Project PowerUp – Helping to keep the lights on in Ukraine in the face of electronic warfare

Project PowerUp is the story of how Cisco Talos worked with a multi-national, multi-company coalition of volunteers and experts to help “keep the lights on” in Ukraine, by injecting a measure of stability in Ukraine’s power transmission grid.

November 30, 2023 08:00

New SugarGh0st RAT targets Uzbekistan government and South Korea

Cisco Talos recently discovered a malicious campaign that likely started as early as August 2023, delivering a new remote access trojan (RAT) we dubbed “SugarGh0st.”

November 28, 2023 08:00

What is threat hunting?

Many organizations are curious about the idea of threat hunting, but what does this really entail? In this video, four experienced security professionals from across Cisco recently sat down to discuss the basics of threat hunting, and how to go about searching for the unknown.

December 7, 2023 14:00

Cybersecurity considerations to have when shopping for holiday gifts

When searching for holiday gifts online, make sure you’re buying from a trusted vendor, or if you haven’t heard of the vendor before, take a few extra minutes just to look them up and read their app’s privacy policy.

December 6, 2023 13:33

Remote code execution vulnerabilities found in Buildroot, Foxit PDF Reader

Cisco Talos has disclosed 10 vulnerabilities over the past two weeks, including nine that exist in a popular online PDF reader that offers a browser plugin.

December 6, 2023 05:41

Beers with Talos episode 141: The TurkeyLurkey Man wants YOU to read Talos' Year in Review report

The team recaps the top malware and attacker trends from 2023, and create a new mascot to save Thanksgiving.

November 30, 2023 14:00

$19 Stanely cups, fake Amazon Prime memberships all part of holiday shopping scams circulating

Fake Facebook ads seem to be the flavor of the month for scammers.

November 22, 2023 12:00

Vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel could lead to arbitrary code execution

Adobe recently patched two use-after-free vulnerabilities in its Acrobat PDF reader that Talos discovered, both of which could lead to arbitrary code execution.