Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog

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.

August 3, 2023 08:08

Half-Year in Review: Recapping the top threats and security trends so far in 2023

We've seen threat actors utilize every chance they get to steal sensitive data, to be used in future attacks and/or to manipulate victims into paying up before their data ends up on the dark web.

August 2, 2023 08:08

The many vulnerabilities Talos discovered in SOHO and industrial wireless routers post-VPNFilter

Given the privileged position these devices occupy on the networks they serve, they are prime targets for attackers, so their security posture is of paramount importance.

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 26, 2023 08:07

Incident Response trends Q2 2023: Data theft extortion rises, while healthcare is still most-targeted vertical

Ransomware was the second most-observed threat this quarter, accounting for 17 percent of engagements, a slight increase from last quarter’s 10 percent.

July 25, 2023 07:07

What might authentication attacks look like in a phishing-resistant future?

Even if the internet at large adopts passkeys, attackers can still find a way in.

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 19, 2023 11:07

Memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Edge; MilesightVPN and router could be taken over

In all, Talos released 22 security advisories regarding Milesight products this month, nine of which have a CVSS score greater than 8, associated with 69 CVEs.

July 19, 2023 08:07

Why are there so many malware-as-a-service offerings?

Ransomware-as-a-service is a relatively new version of these commodity groups, such as DarkSide, known for the cyber attack in 2021 that disrupted the Colonial oil pipeline and made gas more expensive for thousands of U.S. consumers.