Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog

August 3, 2023 14:08

Previewing Talos at BlackHat 2023

Cisco Talos will be well-represented at BlackHat and DEF CON over the course of the next few weeks with a slew of presentations, demos and appearances to speak to the security community.

July 27, 2023 14:07

Every company has its own version of ChatGPT now

Meta most recently entered the AI race with Llama 2, an open-source version of their chatbot. IBM has also re-branded its watson tool (formerly known as capital “W” Watson who was really good at “Jeopardy”) to be a ChatGPT-like.

July 20, 2023 14:07

The federal government’s cybersecurity policies are falling into place just in time to be stalled again

Last week, the Biden administration released its formal roadmap for its national cybersecurity initiative meant to encourage greater investment in cybersecurity and strengthen the U.S.’s critical infrastructure security (and more).

July 19, 2023 08:07

Why are there so many malware-as-a-service offerings?

Ransomware-as-a-service is a relatively new version of these commodity groups, such as DarkSide, known for the cyber attack in 2021 that disrupted the Colonial oil pipeline and made gas more expensive for thousands of U.S. consumers.

July 13, 2023 14:07

QR codes are relevant again for everyone from diners to threat actors

QR codes have always served as a way for bad actors to spread malware or even your friendly neighborhood prankster to share Rick Astley’s most famous music video.

July 11, 2023 15:07

Microsoft discloses more than 130 vulnerabilities as part of July’s Patch Tuesday, four exploited in the wild

Four of the disclosed vulnerabilities — albeit “important” ones — have been detected being exploited in the wild: CVE-2023-32046, CVE-2023-32049, CVE-2023-35311 and CVE-2023-36874.

July 10, 2023 08:07

Gergana Karadzhova-Dangela wants to send the ladder back down to the next generation of incident responders

Karadzhova-Dangela's family put her on a plane to Massachusetts without a return ticket and it wasn't until the IT job gave her enough disposable income to afford plane tickets back and forth to Bulgaria that she could see her family.

July 6, 2023 14:07

DDoS attacks want to make sure you haven’t forgotten about them

The economic damage of DDoS attacks is tough to measure — who can really say how much money Blizzard missed out on by not having players in “Diablo IV” for a few hours spending money on microtransactions or choosing to buy the game?

June 29, 2023 14:06

New video provides a behind-the-scenes look at Talos ransomware hunters

Apple's emergency patch, AI-generated art and more security headlines from the past week.