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McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021

In this edition, we present new findings in our traditional threat statistical categories – as well as our usual malware, sectors, and vectors – imparted in a new, enhanced digital presentation that’s more easily consumed and interpreted.

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Digital Spring Cleaning: Seven Steps for Faster, Safer Devices

Throw open the windows and let in some fresh air. It’s time for spring cleaning. And that goes for your digital stuff too. Whether it’s indeed spring where you are or not, you can give your devices, apps, and online accounts a good decluttering. Now’s the time. Cleaning them up ...

Consumer

Why Coin Miners Go Bad & How to Protect Your Tech When They Do

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are flocking to the Wild West of Bitcoin and Monero to cash in on the recent gold rush. Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value is making coin mining an appealing hobby or even a whole new career. Coin mining software is the main tool in a prospector’s belt.   Some coin miners, also known as cryptocurrency miners, are tempted by the dark side of the industry and ...

Consumer

Let’s Make Security Easy

Let’s Make Security Easy I’ve been hearing a lot lately about tech and information overload, which is understandable given that the average U.S. household now has access to more than ten devices. (No wonder we are all spending more time online!) While technology allows us to be incredibly productive and ...

McAfee Labs

McAfee Labs Report Reveals Latest COVID-19 Threats and Malware Surges

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021. In this edition, we present new findings in our traditional threat statistical categories – as well as our usual malware, sectors, and vectors – imparted in a new, enhanced digital presentation that’s more easily consumed ...

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BRATA Keeps Sneaking into Google Play, Now Targeting USA and Spain

Recently, the McAfee Mobile Research Team uncovered several new variants of the Android malware family BRATA being distributed in Google Play, ironically posing as app security scanners. These malicious apps urge users to update Chrome, WhatsApp, or a PDF reader, yet instead of updating the app in question, they take ...

Executive Perspectives

AI Is Alive! But Not Without Our Help

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” Even if you haven’t seen the 1931 film Frankenstein, you are more than likely familiar with the story of the “monster” created by Victor Frankenstein. You may associate this cry from its titular character with the image of what Victor conjured finally opening its eyes and ...

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McAfee ATR Threat Report: A Quick Primer on Cuba Ransomware

Executive Summary  Cuba ransomware is an older ransomware, that has recently undergone some development. The actors have incorporated the leaking of victim data to increase its impact and revenue, much like we have seen recently with other major ransomware campaigns.  In our analysis, we observed that the attackers had access to the network before the infection and were ...

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McAfee Defender’s Blog: Cuba Ransomware Campaign

Cuba Ransomware Overview Over the past year, we have seen ransomware attackers change the way they have responded to organizations that have either chosen to not pay the ransom or have recovered their data via some other means. At the end of the day, fighting ransomware has resulted in the ...

Executive Perspectives

More Money, Less Problems: XDR Investment Can Protect the Financial Services Industry

The connection between cybersecurity and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson is not directly evident, however he once said, “money often costs too much.” This statement rings true across the financial services industry, as money is a key driver for cybercriminals acting with malicious intent. The always-on eye of Sauron on the ...

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Nettoyage numérique du printemps

Ouvrez les fenêtres et laissez entrer un peu d’air frais. Il est grand temps de lancer le nettoyage de printemps. Et cela vaut aussi pour vos contenus numériques. Que ce soit le printemps ou non, vous pouvez donner à vos appareils, applis et comptes en ligne un bon coup de ...

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