Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog

September 30, 2021 08:09

A wolf in sheep's clothing: Actors spread malware by leveraging trust in Amnesty International and fear of Pegasus

By Vitor Ventura and Arnaud Zobec. Threat actors are impersonating the group Amnesty International and promising to protect against the Pegasus spyware as part of a scheme to deliver malware. Amnesty International recently made international headlines when it released a groundb

October 30, 2019 11:10

The commoditization of mobile espionage software

By Matthew Valites with contributions by Joanne Kim and Edmund Brumaghin. Executive summary Mobile stalkerware has all sorts of wide-ranging consequences. The creators of these types of apps can track user's locations, see their social media usage and more. And they certainly

April 27, 2016 11:04

The "Wizzards" of Adware

This post was authored by Warren Mercer with contributions from Matthew Molyett Executive Summary Talos posted a blog, September 2015, which aimed to identify how often seemingly benign software can be rightly condemned for being a piece of malware. With this in mind, this blog