Cisco Talos Blog

June 13, 2024 14:00

How we can separate botnets from the malware operations that rely on them

A botnet is a network of computers or other internet-connected devices that are infected by malware and controlled by a single threat actor or group.

June 6, 2024 14:00

The sliding doors of misinformation that come with AI-generated search results

AI’s integration into search engines could change the way many of us interact with the internet.

May 30, 2024 14:00

Attackers are impersonating a road toll payment processor across the U.S. in phishing attacks

Drivers from New York to Georgia and Pennsylvania have received these types of texts with equally convincing phishing text messages and lure pages.

May 23, 2024 14:00

Apple and Google are taking steps to curb the abuse of location-tracking devices — but what about others?

Plus, SS7 vulnerabilities are being exploited and BreachForums is taken down again.

May 16, 2024 14:00

Rounding up some of the major headlines from RSA

Here’s a rundown of some things you may have missed if you weren’t able to stay on top of the things coming out of the conference.

May 9, 2024 14:00

A new alert system from CISA seems to be effective — now we just need companies to sign up

Under a pilot program, CISA has sent out more than 2,000 alerts to registered organizations regarding the existence of any unpatched vulnerabilities in CISA’s KEV catalog.

May 2, 2024 14:00

What can we learn from the passwords used in brute-force attacks?

There are some classics on this list — the ever-present “Password” password, Passw0rd (with a zero, not an “O”) and “123456.”

April 25, 2024 14:00

The private sector probably isn’t coming to save the NVD

Plus, new details emerge on the Scattered Spider cybercrime network and ArcaneDoor.

April 18, 2024 14:00

Could the Brazilian Supreme Court finally hold people accountable for sharing disinformation?

At most, someone who intentionally or repeatedly shares information on their social platform that’s misleading or downright false may have their account blocked, suspended or deleted.