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June 27, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

New Ransomware Variant “Nyetya” Compromises Systems Worldwide

Note: This blog post discusses active research by Talos into a new threat. This information should be considered preliminary and will be updated as research continues. For the most current info, please read our full blog on TalosIntelligence.com. Since the SamSam attacks that targeted US healthcare entities in March 2016, Talos has been concerned about […]

June 23, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Round-up for June 16 – June 23

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between June 16 and June 23. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior characteristics, indicators of compromise, and how our customers are automatically […]

June 21, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Player 1 Limps Back Into the Ring – Hello again, Locky!

This post was authored by Alex Chiu, Warren Mercer, and Jaeson Schultz.  Sean Baird and Matthew Molyett contributed to this post. Back in May, the Necurs spam botnet jettisoned Locky ransomware in favor of the new Jaff ransomware variant. However, earlier this month Kaspersky discovered a vulnerability within Jaff which allowed them to create a decryptor. […]

June 9, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Round-up for June 2- June 9

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we've observed between June 02 and June 09. As with previous round-ups, this post isn't meant to be an...

May 26, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Round-up for May 19 – May 26

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between May 19 and May 26. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior characteristics, indicators of compromise, and how our customers are automatically […]

May 22, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Cisco Coverage for Adylkuzz, Uiwix, and EternalRocks

When the WannaCry attack was launched a little over a week ago, it was one of the first large scale attacks leveraging the data that was leaked by the Shadow Brokers. At the time the real concern was how quickly we would begin to see other threats leverage the same vulnerabilities. Over the past couple […]

May 12, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Player 3 Has Entered the Game: Say Hello to ‘WannaCry’

This post was authored by Martin Lee, Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres, and Craig Williams. Executive Summary A major ransomware attack has affected many organizations across across the world reportedly including Telefonica in Spain, the National Health Service in the UK, and FedEx in the US. The malware responsible for this attack is a ransomware variant known as […]

May 12, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Round-up for May 05 – May 12

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between May 05 and May 12. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior characteristics, indicators of compromise, and how our customers are automatically […]

May 9, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – May 2017

Today, Microsoft has release their monthly set of security updates designed to address vulnerabilities. This month’s release addresses 56 vulnerabilities with 15 of them rated critical and 41 rated important. Impacted products include .NET, DirectX, Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, Sharepoint, and Windows. In addition to the coverage Talos is providing for the normal monthly Microsoft […]