Cisco Talos Blog

July 11, 2024 06:00

Impact of data breaches is fueling scam campaigns

Data breaches have become one of the most crucial threats to organizations across the globe, and they’ve only become more prevalent and serious over time.

June 21, 2024 08:00

Unveiling SpiceRAT: SneakyChef's latest tool targeting EMEA and Asia

The new remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed SpiceRAT was used by the threat actor SneakyChef in a recent campaign targeting government agencies in EMEA and Asia.

June 21, 2024 08:00

SneakyChef espionage group targets government agencies with SugarGh0st and more infection techniques

Cisco Talos recently discovered an ongoing campaign from SneakyChef, a newly discovered threat actor using SugarGh0st malware, as early as August 2023.

June 11, 2024 13:46

Only one critical issue disclosed as part of Microsoft Patch Tuesday

The lone critical security issue is a remote code execution vulnerability due to a use-after-free issue in the HTTP handling function of Microsoft Message Queuing.

April 4, 2024 08:00

CoralRaider targets victims’ data and social media accounts

Cisco Talos discovered a new threat actor we’re calling “CoralRaider” that we believe is of Vietnamese origin and financially motivated. CoralRaider has been operating since at least 2023, targeting victims in several Asian and Southeast Asian countries.

March 5, 2024 08:00

GhostSec’s joint ransomware operation and evolution of their arsenal

Cisco Talos observed a surge in GhostSec, a hacking group’s malicious activities since this past year. GhostSec has evolved with a new GhostLocker 2.0 ransomware, a Golang variant of the GhostLocker ransomware.

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.”

September 7, 2023 08:00

Cybercriminals target graphic designers with GPU miners

Cybercriminals are abusing Advanced Installer, a legitimate Windows tool used for creating software packages, to drop cryptocurrency-mining malware including PhoenixMiner and lolMiner on infected machines.

August 7, 2023 08:00

Code leaks are causing an influx of new ransomware actors

Cisco Talos is seeing an increasing number of ransomware variants emerge, since 2021, leading to more frequent attacks and new challenges for cybersecurity professionals, particularly regarding actor attribution.