Cisco Talos Blog

January 9, 2024 04:00

New decryptor for Babuk Tortilla ransomware variant released

Cisco Talos obtained executable code capable of decrypting files affected by the Babuk Tortilla ransomware variant, allowing Talos to extract and share the private decryption key used by the threat actor.

November 17, 2023 08:01

Understanding the Phobos affiliate structure and activity

Cisco Talos identified the most prolific Phobos variants, TTPs and affiliate structure, based on their activity and analysis of over 1,000 samples from VirusTotal dating back to 2019. We assess with moderate confidence Eking, Eight, Elbie, Devos and Faust are the most common variants

August 8, 2023 15:36

What Cisco Talos knows about the Rhysida ransomware

The group appears to commonly deploy double extortion — of the victims that have been listed on the leak site, several of them have had some portion of their exfiltrated data exposed.

August 7, 2023 08:00

New threat actor targets Bulgaria, China, Vietnam and other countries with customized Yashma ransomware

Cisco Talos discovered an unknown threat actor, seemingly of Vietnamese origin, conducting a ransomware operation that began at least as early as June 4, 2023 with customized Yashma ransomware.

June 16, 2023 14:17

Active exploitation of the MOVEit Transfer vulnerability — CVE-2023-34362 — by Clop ransomware group

The Clop ransomware group has claimed responsibility for exploiting the vulnerability to deploy a previously unseen web shell, LemurLoot.

May 15, 2023 08:00

Newly identified RA Group compromises companies in U.S. and South Korea with leaked Babuk source code

Cisco Talos recently discovered a new ransomware actor called RA Group that has been operating since at least April 22, 2023.

February 14, 2023 08:00

New MortalKombat ransomware and Laplas Clipper malware threats deployed in financially motivated campaign

Since December 2022, Cisco Talos has been observing an unidentified actor deploying two relatively new threats, the recently discovered MortalKombat ransomware and a GO variant of the Laplas Clipper malware, to steal cryptocurrency from victims.

January 26, 2023 04:00

Quarterly Report: Incident Response Trends in Q4 2022

Ransomware continued to be a top threat Cisco Talos Incident Response (Talos IR) responded to this quarter, with appearances from both previously seen and newly observed ransomware families.

September 7, 2022 11:00

Multiple ransomware data leak sites experience DDoS attacks, facing intermittent outages and connectivity issues

Cisco Talos has been monitoring suspected distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks resulting in intermittent downtime and outages affecting several ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) data leak sites.