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Talos Takes Ep. #70: Let's put a positive spin on this whole working from home thing for once

1 October 2021 at 13:00
By Jon Munshaw. The latest episode of Talos Takes is available now. Download this episode and subscribe to Talos Takes using the buttons below, or visit theΒ Talos Takes page. As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we're releasing a special series of Talos Takes episodes focused on...

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Threat Source newsletter (Sept. 30, 2021)

30 September 2021 at 18:00
Newsletter compiled by Jon Munshaw.Good afternoon, Talos readers.Β Β  In the latest example of attackers trying to capitalize on current headlines, we've spotted a group using the recent fervor around the Pegasus spyware to spread malware.Β  We've detailed a campaign in which the...

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

30 September 2021 at 13:22
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 groundbreaking report on...

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Threat Roundup for September 17 to September 24

24 September 2021 at 17:07
Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we've observed between Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. As with previous roundups, this post isn't meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we've observed by highlighting key behavioral...

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Talos Takes Ep. #69: Our armadillo in shining armor

24 September 2021 at 15:52
By Jon Munshaw. The latest episode of Talos Takes is available now. Download this episode and subscribe to Talos Takes using the buttons below, or visit theΒ Talos Takes page. We also preach the importance of multi-factor authentication. But what happens when the bad guys start going after...

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Threat Source newsletter (Sept. 23, 2021)

23 September 2021 at 18:00
Newsletter compiled by Jon Munshaw.Good afternoon, Talos readers.Β Β  The Russian APT Turla is one of the most notorious threat actors out there today. And they aren't stopping, recently adding a new backdoor to their arsenal that serves as a "last chance" to retain a foothold on victim...

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Vulnerability Spotlight: Information disclosure vulnerability in D-LINK DIR-3040 mesh router

23 September 2021 at 15:00
Dave McDaniel of Cisco Talos discovered this vulnerability. Blog by Jon Munshaw. Cisco Talos recently discovered an exploitable information disclosure vulnerability in the D-LINK DIR-3040 smart WiFi mesh router that could allow an adversary to eventually turn off the device or remove other...

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Operation β€œArmor Piercer:” Targeted attacks in the Indian subcontinent using commercial RATs

23 September 2021 at 17:45
By Asheer Malhotra, Vanja Svajcer and Justin Thattil. Cisco Talos is tracking a campaign targeting government personnel in India using themes and tactics similar to APT36 (aka Mythic Leopard and Transparent Tribe).This campaign distributes malicious documents and archives to deliver the Netwire...

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TinyTurla - Turla deploys new malware to keep a secret backdoor on victim machines

News summary Cisco Talos recently discovered a new backdoor used by the Russian Turla APT group.We have seen infections in the U.S., Germany and, more recently, in Afghanistan. It is likely used as a stealth second-chance backdoor to keep access to infected devicesIt can be used to download, upload...

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Threat Roundup for September 10 to September 17

17 September 2021 at 20:28
Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we've observed between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17. As with previous roundups, this post isn't meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we've observed by highlighting key behavioral...

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Talos Takes Ep. #68: The various pivots and pitfalls in a malware investigation

17 September 2021 at 14:39
By Jon Munshaw. The latest episode of Talos Takes is available now. Download this episode and subscribe to Talos Takes using the buttons below, or visit theΒ Talos Takes page. On this week's episode, Vitor Ventura from our research team walks through his recent work on connecting several...

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Threat Source newsletter (Sept. 16, 2021)

16 September 2021 at 18:00
Newsletter compiled by Jon Munshaw.Good afternoon, Talos readers.Β Β  It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a rat! We've been tracking a series of trojans targeting the aviation industry, and trying to lure victims in by sending them spam related to flight itineraries and other transportation...

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Operation Layover: How we tracked an attack on the aviation industry to five years of compromise

16 September 2021 at 17:48
By Tiago Pereira and Vitor Ventura. Cisco Talos linked the recent aviation targeting campaigns to an actor who has been targeting the aviation industry for two years.The same actor has been running successful malware campaigns for more than five years.Although always using commodity malware, the...

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for Sept. 2021 β€” Snort rules and prominent vulnerabilities

14 September 2021 at 17:33
By Jon Munshaw, with contributions from Holger Unterbrink.Β  Microsoft released its monthly security update Tuesday, disclosing 85 vulnerabilities across the company’s firmware and software. This month’s release is headlined by an official patch for the critical remote code execution...

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Downtime on Talos Intelligence

14 September 2021 at 13:23
TalosIntelligence.com will be down for a short time on Sept. 17 around 10 a.m. ET while we perform some routine maintenance on the site.Β  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We expect the interruption will only last for about 30 minutes.Β Β 

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Vulnerability Spotlight: Code execution vulnerability in Nitro Pro PDF

13 September 2021 at 14:12
A Cisco Talos team member discovered these vulnerabilities. Blog by Jon Munshaw.Β  Cisco Talos recently discovered a vulnerability in the Nitro Pro PDF reader that could allow an attacker to execute code in the context of the application.Β  Nitro Pro PDF is part of Nitro Software’s...

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Threat Roundup for September 3 to September 10

10 September 2021 at 19:03
Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we've observed between Sept. 3 and Sept. 10. As with previous roundups, this post isn't meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we've observed by highlighting key behavioral characteristics,...

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Talos Takes Ep. #67: What a leaked playbook tells us about the Conti ransomware group

10 September 2021 at 14:20
By Jon Munshaw. The latest episode of Talos Takes is available now. Download this episode and subscribe to Talos Takes using the buttons below, or visit theΒ Talos Takes page. There's a lot to take apart in the recently leaked Conti ransomware playbook. After a disgruntled member of the...

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Threat Source newsletter (Sept. 9, 2021)

9 September 2021 at 18:00
Newsletter compiled by Jon Munshaw.Good afternoon, Talos readers.Β Β  The biggest security news this week is no doubt another Microsoft zero-day. On the heels of PrintNightmare and multiple Exchange Server vulnerabilities comes a code execution vulnerability in MSHTML, the rendering engine...

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