On April 8, the takedown operation for the polymorphic botnet known as Beebone successfully concluded. This action redirected traffic from infected hosts to a sinkhole operated by the Shadowserver Foundation. In addition to halting additional infections and the continued morphing of the W32/Worm-AAEH worm, the sinkhole allows McAfee Labs and other partners in the takedown […]
Today, Verizon released its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). As Verizon noted in the Appendix D discussion of the security of the Internet of Things (with significant contributions from Intel Security), most of the examples of IoT device-originated breaches have been proofs of concept—so there were few incidents and little data disclosure to report […]
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W32/NionSpy is a family of malware that steals information from infected machines and replicates to new machines over networks and removable thumb drives. Aside from stealing keystrokes, passwords, Bitcoins, system information, and files on disk, NionSpy (also known as Mewsei and MewsSpy) can record video (using the webcam), audio (using the microphone), take screenshots, and […]
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