malware

January 15, 2020

SECURITY

Disk Image Deception

Cisco's Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) detected a large and ongoing malspam campaign leveraging the .IMG file extension to bypass automated malware analysis tools and infect machines with a variety of Remote Access Trojans. During our investigation, we observed multiple tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that defenders can monitor for in their environments. Our incident response and security monitoring team's analysis on a suspicious phishing attack uncovered some helpful improvements in our detection capabilities and timing.

January 10, 2020

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Roundup for January 3 to January 10

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between Jan 3 and Jan 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, indicators of compromise, and discussing how our customers are […]

December 20, 2019

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Roundup for December 13 to December 20

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between Dec 13 and Dec 20. 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, indicators of compromise, and discussing how our customers are […]

December 13, 2019

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Roundup for December 6 to December 13

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between Dec 6 and Dec 13. 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, indicators of compromise, and discussing how our customers are […]

December 6, 2019

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Roundup for November 29 to December 6

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between Nov 29 and Dec 6. 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, indicators of compromise, and discussing how our customers are […]

November 22, 2019

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Roundup for November 15 to November 22

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between Nov 15 and Nov 22. 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, indicators of compromise, and discussing how our customers are […]

November 14, 2019

THREAT RESEARCH

Custom dropper hide and seek

Most users assume they are safe when surfing the web on a daily basis. But information-stealing malware can operate in the background of infected systems, looking to steal users’ passwords, track their habits online and hijack personal information. Cisco Talos has monitored adversaries which are behind a wave of ongoing campaigns dropping well-known information-stealer like […]

November 13, 2019

THREAT RESEARCH

Hunting For LolBins

Attackers’ trends tend to come and go. But one popular technique we’re seeing at this time is the use of living-off-the-land binaries — or “LoLBins”. LoLBins are used by different actors combined with fileless malware and legitimate cloud services to improve chances of staying undetected within an organisation, usually during post-exploitation attack phases. Living-off-the-land tactics […]

November 8, 2019

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Roundup for November 1 to November 8

Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we've observed between Nov 1 and Nov8.