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  • Ransomware a Favorite of Cybercriminals
    Matthew Rosenquist - September 1, 2015

    Cybercriminals have fully embraced ransomware. This specific form of malware encrypts files and extorts money from victims, and is a favorite among criminals. Ransomware is easy to develop, simple to execute, and does a very good job of compelling victims to pay to regain access to their precious files or systems. Almost anyone and every business is a potential […]

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  • Malware Trend Continues Relentless Climb
    Matthew Rosenquist - August 31, 2015

    Malware development continues to remain healthy. Intel Security Group’s McAfee Labs Threat Report: August 2015 shows malware’s quarterly growth at 12% for the second quarter of 2015. The overall count of known unique malware samples has reached a mesmerizing 433 million.   Oddly, this confirms a very stable trend. For many years malware detection rates have […]

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  • Intel Security Looks Back Five Years
    Vincent Weafer - August 31, 2015

    August 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the announcement that Intel would acquire McAfee. For those of us who have been here since that day, it’s been an incredible ride. In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2015, published today, we look back at those past five years and compare what we expected to happen […]

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  • ランサムウェアのフランチャイズ化
    Security Insight - August 30, 2015
  • 購入が容易になったランサムウェアのアフィリエイトプログラムが活発化
    Security Insight - August 23, 2015
    「McAfee Labs 脅威レポート:2015年5月」の発表後、数週間にわたり、私たちは頻繁に同じ質問をされました。それは、「なぜランサムウェアは増加し、それほどの成功を収めているのか?」というものです。 このレポートは、この質問に対する...
  • 第8回:今だから学ぶ! セキュリティの頻出用語 : ソーシャルエンジニアリングとは?
    Security Insight - August 18, 2015
    セキュリティに対する重要性は理解したけれど、用語が難しくてという声を聞くこともよくあります。そんな方に、連載で、「今だから学ぶ!」と題して、セキュリティの頻出用語を解説します。第8回は、「ソーシャルエンジニアリング」についてです。 昨今は、...