Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog

September 21, 2023 14:09

What’s the point of press releases from threat actors?

It reads as if ALPHV really wants to come across as the “good guys” in this case, but I’m not sure who outside of dark web circles would be willing to feel sorry for them.

September 14, 2023 14:09

Turns out even the NFL is worried about deepfakes

With the popularity of pay-for-shoutout services like Cameo, it’d be fairly easy for someone to develop a convincing enough deepfake of a player and try to steal someone’s money by saying they could prank their fantasy football league for $50.

September 7, 2023 14:09

A secondhand account of the worst possible timing for a scammer to strike

Cybercriminals are abusing Advanced Installer, a legitimate Windows tool used for creating software packages, to drop cryptocurrency-mining malware on infected machines, new Cisco Talos research shows.

August 31, 2023 14:08

New open-source infostealer, and reflections on 2023 so far

A new open-source information stealer called ‘SapphireStealer’ has been observed across public malware repositories with increasing frequency. Plus, watch a new series of videos on the year so far in the threat landscape.

August 24, 2023 14:08

Years into these games’ histories, attackers are still creating “Fortnite” and “Roblox”-related scams

The latest activity from Lazarus Groups, .gov domains scamming people out of "V-Bucks" and more in this week's edition.

August 17, 2023 14:08

Recapping the top stories from Black Hat and DEF CON

Unsurprisingly, it seems like AI was the talk of the town.

August 10, 2023 14:08

Reflecting on supply chain attacks halfway through 2023

With BlackHat and “Hacker Summer Camp” going on over the next few weeks, this seems like the right time to step back and reflect on what’s happened so far this year.

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.