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Buran Ransomware; the Evolution of VegaLocker

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research Team observed how a new ransomware family named ‘Buran’ appeared in May 2019. Buran works as a RaaS model like other ransomware families such as REVil, GandCrab (now defunct), Phobos, etc. The author(s) take 25% of the income earned by affiliates, instead of the 30% - 40%, numbers from notorious malware families like GandCrab, and they are willing to negotiate that rate with anyone who can guarantee an impressive level of infection with Buran.

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Endpoint Security

Threat Hunting or Efficiency: Pick Your EDR Path?

“Do You Want It Done Fast, Or Do You Want It Done Right?” “Yes.” “Help out more with our business objectives.” “Cover an increasing number of endpoints.” “Cut budgets.” “Make it all work without adding staff.” Cybersecurity teams face a lot of conflicting objectives—both within their teams and from upper ...

Consumer

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Holiday Shopping: Secure Your Black Friday & Cyber Monday Purchases

As we gear up to feast with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we also get our wallets ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have practically become holidays themselves, as each year they immediately shift our attention from turkey and pumpkin pie to holiday shopping. ...

Family Safety

Sadfishing, Deepfakes & TikTok: Headlines You May Have Missed

Technology trends move fast and the digital newsfeeds run non-stop. No worries, we’ve got your backs, parents. Here are three important headlines you may have missed about some of the ways kids are using their devices and how you can coach them around the risks. What’s Sadfishing and is Your ...

McAfee Labs

Spanish MSSP Targeted by BitPaymer Ransomware

Initial Discovery This week the news hit that several companies in Spain were hit by a ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks themselves are not new but, by interacting with one of the cases in Spain, we want to highlight in this blog how well prepared and targeted an attack can be ...

Life at McAfee

Veterans Day U.S. – A McAfee MoM’s Reflection

By: Deb, Executive Assistant, Plano TX On Monday, November 11, the U.S. celebrates Veterans Day. We at McAfee U.S. are able to spend this holiday paying tribute to coworkers, friends and family members who have served our country in the various branches of military service. Being able to honor, celebrate ...

McAfee Labs

Buran Ransomware; the Evolution of VegaLocker

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research Team observed how a new ransomware family named ‘Buran’ appeared in May 2019. Buran works as a RaaS model like other ransomware families such as REVil, GandCrab (now defunct), Phobos, etc. The author(s) take 25% of the income earned by affiliates, instead of the 30% – ...

Hackable? Podcast

Are Some Phone Charging Cables Dangerous to Plug in?

We’ve all felt helpless as our phone’s battery dwindles in a moment of dire need. 25%…15%… 5%. The panic sets in, and suddenly, any port in the proverbial storm will do. You start outlet hunting and maybe even ask strangers if you can borrow their cable. But have you ever ...

Family Safety

Helping Kids Think Critically About Influencers They Follow Online

When I was a teenager, my role model was Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton. I admired everything about her. I cut my hair like hers and brushed my teeth three times a day, determined to get my smile to sparkle like hers. I even started eating Wheaties when she endorsed ...

Consumer Threat Notices

What You Need to Know About the Google Chrome Vulnerabilities

While you might have been preoccupied with ghosts and goblins on Halloween night, a different kind of spook began haunting Google Chrome browsers. On October 31st, Google Chrome engineers issued an urgent announcement for the browser across platforms due to two zero-day security vulnerabilities, one of which is being actively ...

Podcast

ST12: IoT in Energy & Manufacturing

In this episode, security operations solutions strategists Andrew Lancashire and Kate Scarcella discuss the world of Internet of Things inside the Energy and Manufacturing industries.

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