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The Day of the Golden Jackal – The Next Tale in the Stuxnet Files: Duqu Updated

Stuxnet was possibly the most complex attack of this decade, and we expected that similar attacks would appear in the near future. One thing for sure is that the Stuxnet team is still active–as recent evidence has revealed. McAfee Labs received a kit from an independent team of researchers that ...

Endpoint Security

What A Threat Analyst Really Thinks of Intelligence

When I was a threat analyst, too long ago for me to actually put in writing, I remember the thrill of discovery at the apex of the boredom of investigation. We all know that meme:   And over the years, investigation leads became a little more substantial. It would begin ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Is That Photo Containing a Cyberthreat? What to Know About Steganographic Malware

Secret messages are hidden everywhere – within a hit song, a brand logo, a big blockbuster movie. Usually, these messages are fun Easter eggs or nods to fans. In the digital world, this kind of practice is called steganography, and messages are usually concealed in images, audio tracks, video clips, ...

Enterprise Français

RGPD : la motivation dont nous avions besoin ?

Je pense qu’il est temps d’adopter une position plus optimiste et raisonnée sur le règlement général sur la protection des données (RGPD) à l’approche de son entrée en vigueur. Lorsque cette nouvelle réglementation sera mise en œuvre en mai 2018, elle supplantera de facto l’embrouillamini de règles locales obsolètes qui se ...

Português

Como diferenciar notícias falsas de verdadeiras

Nos velhos tempos era fácil separar notícia real de ficção. A Literatura era claramente demarcada e os jornais ofereciam os fatos. Aqueles que contavam histórias duvidosas ou que flertavam com o sensacionalismo eram conhecidos e suas palavras traziam junto as ressalvas de suas ações. Com as pessoas usando cada vez ...

Enterprise Español

Proteja la infraestructura crítica, una tarea fundamental en ciberseguridad

This blog was written by Victor Vásquez Cruz. Hasta hace relativamente poco se creía que cualquier malware no tenía capacidad para destruir equipos físicos, que sólo podía dañar datos, ya sean aplicaciones, bases de datos, respaldos de información, imágenes, etcétera, sin embargo ese paradigma ha sido destruido: ya es posible ...

McAfee Labs

Operation Dragonfly Imperils Industrial Protocol

Recent headlines (here and here) may have struck fear into those living near major energy installations due to references about the Stuxnet malware. In 2009, this particular strain of malware caused significant damage to the Nantanz nuclear facility, reportedly destroying a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. Recent reports about Operation ...

McAfee Labs

Narilam Trojan Targets Iranian Financial Software

Iranian infrastructure has been on the radar of cyberattackers for a couple of years. We have already witnessed organized and sophisticated attacks such as Stuxnet, Duqu, and similar assaults. Now we have seen yet another attack against Iran, this one primarily targeting the Microsoft SQL Server databases of some Iranian ...

Consumer Threat Notices

‘Flame’ Has Been Lit in Cyberspace – What Consumers Should Know

This week, a new complex malware, known as Flame or Skywyper, was uncovered and has reportedly affected Iran’s energy sector. Currently, this form of cyber warfare appears to only target select businesses and governments. In the chance that cyber criminals change its focus, the McAfee Labs team is actively monitoring ...

Security Operations

Skywiper – Fanning the ‘Flames’ of Cyberwarfare

A few weeks ago, Iran reported intensified cyberattacks on its energy sector that they observed as a direct continuation of the Stuxnet and Duqu attacks. Over the weekend, the IR Cert (Iran’s emergency response team) published a new report that describes this attack as Flame and/or Flamer. Some other news ...

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