Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog

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 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 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.

June 22, 2023 14:06

Cybersecurity hotlines at colleges could go a long way toward filling the skills gap

These clinics offers pro-bono cybersecurity services — like incident response, general advice and ransomware defense — to community organizations, non-profits and small businesses that normally couldn’t afford to pay a private company for these same services.

June 15, 2023 14:06

URLs have always been a great hiding place for threat actors

The information leak threats are certainly new, but the education and messaging from security evangelists (and even just anyone trying to educate an older or less security-savvy family member) doesn’t change.

June 8, 2023 14:06

Now’s not the time to take our foot off the gas when it comes to fighting disinformation online

YouTube released a statement that “we will stop removing content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches occurred in the 2020 and other past US Presidential elections.”

June 1, 2023 14:06

Legislation alone isn’t enough to stop spyware

The latest on a newly discovered phishing botnet and the latest headlines regarding how countries use spyware.