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74 Facebook groups for cybercriminals found

There are Facebooks groups for moms, people who like trains, or old photographs of Chicago so it should come as no surprise that cybercriminals also use the social media network to discuss what they like. Cisco Talos found 74 Facebook groups with more than 385,000 members with dedicated to acts ranging from shady to illegal.…
Cybercrime, Security News

Sextortion gang found to be behind email bomb threat spree

Cisco Talos believes it has tied a recent wave of emailed bomb threats to the same group that was conducting a sextortion campaign earlier this year, and revealed that most recent campaign was a financial bust for the malicious actors. A nationwide wave of bomb threat emails demanding a bitcoin payment to halt the explosion…

Talos flags flaw in Cisco’s Smart Install clients

Cisco Talos issued a warning that attackers are using a publicly available tool to scan customer systems searching for Cisco Smart Install clients to leverage a known flaw to remove files or enable remote code execution.
Cybercrime, Security News

Recently found GPlayed trojan spinoff analyzed

The GPlayed trojan that was only revealed earlier this month has already spawned a successor that is capable of targeting the customers of a specific Russian bank. Dubbed by Cisco Talos GPlayed Banker, the trojan has been specialized to just target customers of the Sberbank AutoPay users. The initial version, which Talos detailed in an…
Email Security

Massive Google Docs phishing attack targeted credentials, permissions

A fast moving, but widespread phishing attack targeting Google Gmail and Docs users hit yesterday affecting an unknown number of victims with the likely goal of stealing login credentials and millions of additional email addresses that could be used for a future phishing campaign. The attack was quickly mitigated by Google and so far nothing…
Retail & IT Security
Security News

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping scams

With Black Friday here and shoppers using every online method available to find the best deals, Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group warned shoppers that cybercriminals will also be out in force this holiday season.

Cybersecurity pros targeted in latest attack by Group 74

The threat actor known as Group 74 has initiated a new campaign that uses a malicious Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro embedded in a document advertising the Cyber Conflict U.S. Conference (CYCON) to target people interested in cybersecurity issues.

Cisco Talos NotPetya analysis: Attacker could launch again

A deep-level investigation by Cisco Talos on the NotPetya ransomware attack that kicked off one week ago reveals that the agent behind the attack infiltrated the malware host MeDoc six weeks prior to the attack and most likely retains the ability to launch a similar attack in the future. Cisco analysts, which worked with MeDoc…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Cisco ASA and Firepower Appliance seeing increased attacks

Cisco Talos is reporting on a vulnerability in the company’s Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Appliance that is being openly exploited. The issue, CVE-2018-0296, is a denial-of-service and information disclosure directory traversal bug in the web framework of the appliance. Using a specially crafted URL an attacker could cause the ASA appliance to…
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