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December 13, 2022 14:12

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for December 2022 — Snort rules and prominent vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its monthly security update on Tuesday, disclosing 48 vulnerabilities. Of these vulnerabilities, 6 are classified as “Critical”, 41 are classified as “Important”, with the remaining vulnerability classified as “Moderate.”

November 9, 2022 08:11

Threat Spotlight: Cyber Criminal Adoption of IPFS for Phishing, Malware Campaigns

* The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is an emerging Web3 technology that is currently seeing widespread abuse by threat actors. * Cisco Talos has observed multiple ongoing campaigns that leverage the IPFS network to host their malware payloads and phishing kit infrastructure

May 20, 2022 14:05

Threat Roundup for May 13 to May 20

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we've observed between May 13 and May 20. As with previous roundups, this post isn't meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we've observed by highlighting key behavioral

April 14, 2022 07:04

Threat Spotlight: "Haskers Gang" Introduces New ZingoStealer

Update (04/14/22): Following the initial publication of this blog, we observed a new post in the Haskers Gang Telegram channel announcing that ownership of the ZingoStealer project is being transferred to a new threat actor. We also observed the malware author offering to sell t

March 14, 2022 08:03

Threat Advisory: Opportunistic cyber criminals take advantage of Ukraine invasion

By Edmund Brumaghin, with contributions from Jonathan Byrne, Perceo Lemos and Vasileios Koutsoumpogeras. This post is also available in: 日本語 (Japanese) Українська (Ukrainian) Executive Summary * Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, we have observed threat actors usin

March 8, 2022 14:03

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for March 2022 — Snort rules and prominent vulnerabilities

Microsoft released another relatively light security update Tuesday, disclosing 71 vulnerabilities, including fixes for issues in Azure and the Office suite of products. March’s Patch Tuesday only included two critical vulnerabilities, which is notable considering there weren’t a

December 10, 2021 14:12

Threat Advisory: Critical Apache Log4j vulnerability being exploited in the wild

Update History DateDescription of UpdatesDec. 20, 2021 Additional coverage and IOCs; additional detection capabilities for customers via Cisco Global Threat Alerts. Dec. 18, 2021 Additional mitigation guidance; updated coverage information. Dec. 17, 2021 Added additional vulner

August 31, 2021 07:08

Attracting flies with Honey(gain): Adversarial abuse of proxyware

By Edmund Brumaghin and Vitor Ventura. * With internet-sharing applications, or "proxyware," users download software that allows them to share a percentage of their bandwidth with other internet users for a fee, with the companies that created this software acting as a go-betwe

August 12, 2021 18:08

Vice Society leverages PrintNightmare in ransomware attacks

Executive Summary Another threat actor is actively exploiting the so-called PrintNightmarevulnerability (CVE-2021-1675 / CVE-2021-34527) in Windows' print spooler service to spread laterally across a victim's network as part of a recent ransomware attack, according to Cisco Talo