Charles McFarland is a Senior Research Scientist. He has been working in the security industry since 2006, focusing on technical training and specialized in encryption technologies before moving on to threat intelligence research. In past research, he has focused on underground markets, and actor behavior. Currently, he is focused on Ransomware campaigns and the actors behind them.

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McAfee Labs

Darknet Markets Will Outlive AlphaBay and Hansa Takedowns

On June 20, law enforcement took over the Hansa marketplace after investigations that began in 2016. On July 5, police...

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Cybercriminals Behind Petya Make First Public Statement, Demand Over $250,000 For Decryption

Over the past week, Petya has continued to unravel, with more and more details emerging about the global cyberattack each...

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Petya More Effective at Destruction Than as Ransomware

At the beginning of the recent Petya malware campaign, the world was quick to exclaim this attack was ransomware. Now,...

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