The Many Tentacles of the Necurs Botnet

Cisco Blog > Threat Research Threat Research Introduction Over the past five years the Necurs botnet has established itself as the largest purveyor of spam worldwide. Necurs is responsible for emailing massive amounts of banking malware, ransomware, dating spam, pump-n-dump stock scams, work from home…

Tinysvcmdns Multi-label DNS DoS Vulnerabilility

Threat Research Talos is disclosing a single NULL pointer dereference vulnerability in the tinysvcmdns library. Tinysvcmdns is a tiny MDNS responder implementation for publishing services. This is essentially a mini and embedded version of Avahi or Bonjour. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Talos Group Used…

Breaking Down Barriers – Cisco Sponsors Greenlight for Girls

Research shows that young women across the globe don’t generally choose tech careers because they think it’s not an interesting career, or they believe they wouldn’t be good at it, or, even worse, they imagine they wouldn’t be comfortable or happy with their potential colleagues….

Privacy is Mainstream

A few months ago, we published research showing significant privacy actions are now mainstream. We’ve now done some follow-up research to further define this group of people who currently care deeply enough about their online privacy to take significant actions to try to protect it….

Korea In The Crosshairs

Cisco Blog > Threat Research Threat Research This blog post is authored by Warren Mercer and Paul Rascagneres and with contributions from Jungsoo An. This article exposes the malicious activities of Group 123 during 2017. We assess with high confidence that Group 123 was responsible for the following six…

Multiple Unpatched Vulnerabilities in Blender Identified

Cisco Blog > Threat Research Threat Research Technology has evolved in incredible ways that has helped people to create and visualize media like never before. Today, people can use tools such as Blender to visualize, model, and animate 3D content, especially since it’s free and…

Ruby Rails Gem XSS Vulnerabilities

Cisco Blog > Threat Research Threat Research Talos has discovered two XSS vulnerabilities in Ruby Rails Gems. Rails is a Ruby framework designed to create web services or web pages. Ruby Gems is a package manager for distributing software packages as ‘gems’. The two XSS…

Multiple Vulnerabilities in the CPP and Parity Ethereum Client

Cisco Blog > Threat Research Threat Research Talos is disclosing the presence of multiple vulnerabilities in the CPP and the Parity Ethereum clients. TALOS-2017-0503 / CVE-2017-14457 describes a denial of service vulnerability and potential memory leak in libevm. The function is not currently enabled in…

Threat Round Up for December 29 – January 5

Cisco Blog > Threat Research Threat Research Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between December 29 and January 05. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the…

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