CCleaner Command and Control Causes Concern

This post was authored by Edmund Brumaghin, Earl Carter, Warren Mercer, Matthew Molyett, Matthew Olney, Paul Rascagneres and Craig Williams. 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. Introduction Talos recently published a technical analysis of a backdoor which was included with version 5.33 of the CCleaner…

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Threat Round Up for Sept 8 – Sept 15

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between September 08 and September 15. 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…

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Another Apache Struts Vulnerability Under Active Exploitation

This post authored by Nick Biasini with contributions from Alex Chiu. Earlier this week, a critical vulnerability in Apache Struts was publically disclosed in a security advisory. This new vulnerability, identified as CVE-2017-9805, manifests due to the way the REST plugin uses XStreamHandler with an instance of XStream for deserialization without any type filtering. As…

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