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CRN’s Women of the Channel 2021 Recognizes McAfee Leaders

Every year CRN recognizes the women who are leading the channel and their unique strengths, vision, and achievements. This year, CRN recognized five McAfee individuals on their prestigious list of those leading the channel. Those selected demonstrate commitment to mentoring future generations and driving channel innovation and growth. The 2021 Women of the Channel ...

McAfee Labs

DarkSide Ransomware Victims Sold Short

Over the past week we have seen a considerable body of work focusing on DarkSide, the ransomware responsible for the recent gas pipeline shutdown. Many of the excellent technical write-ups will detail how it operates an affiliate model that supports others to be involved within the ransomware business model (in ...

McAfee Labs

Major HTTP Vulnerability in Windows Could Lead to Wormable Exploit

Today, Microsoft released a highly critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-31166) in its web server http.sys. This product is a Windows-only HTTP server which can be run standalone or in conjunction with IIS (Internet Information Services) and is used to broker internet traffic via HTTP network requests. The vulnerability is very similar to ...

McAfee Labs

“Fool’s Gold”: Questionable Vaccines, Bogus Results, and Forged Cards

Preface Countries all over the world are racing to achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19 by vaccinating their populations. From the initial lockdown to the cancellation of events and the prohibition of business travel, to the reopening of restaurants, and relaxation of COVID restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the vaccine rollout ...

Executive Perspectives

Defending Cybersecurity Can’t Be Done Blindfolded–The EU’s NIS2 Review Can Set This Right

Cybercriminals are currently enjoying a golden age, with the volume and severity of attacks growing constantly, and an ability to commit hostile acts with impunity. The EU, in its overhaul of cybersecurity laws dubbed NIS2, is committed to ensuring that what’s illegal offline should also be illegal online. For that ...

McAfee Labs

Roaming Mantis Amplifies Smishing Campaign with OS-Specific Android Malware

The Roaming Mantis smishing campaign has been impersonating a logistics company to steal SMS messages and contact lists from Asian Android users since 2018. In the second half of 2020, the campaign improved its effectiveness by adopting dynamic DNS services and spreading messages with phishing URLs that infected victims with ...

McAfee Labs

How to Stop the Popups

McAfee is tracking an increase in the use of deceptive popups that mislead some users into taking action, while annoying many others.  A significant portion is attributed to browser-based push notifications, and while there are a couple of simple steps users can take to prevent and remediate the situation, there ...

McAfee Labs

Steps to Discover Hidden Threat from Phishing Email

Introduction Email is one of the primary ways of communication in the modern world. We use email to receive notifications about our online shopping, financial transaction, credit card e-statements, one-time passwords to authenticate registration processes, application for jobs, auditions, school admissions and many other purposes. Since many people around the ...

Executive Perspectives

Stupid Is as Stupid Does: XDR Is About the Journey, Not the Destination

Music is lovely, isn’t it? It has the ability to brighten days with upbeat bars or provide a comfortable place of solace and reflection via gentle, soothing notes. Whether you typically opt for Black Sabbath, Shakira, or Bob Marley, music meets our ears in many different ways – and harmony ...

Executive Perspectives

Ransomware Task Force Releases its Comprehensive Framework for Action

Since ransomware’s introduction in 1989 in the form of the AIDS Trojan, also known as PS Cyborg, distributed on diskettes, ransomware has continually increased and evolved into a heinous threat to our national security, public safety, and to our economic and public health. With ransoms paid in 2020 reaching more ...

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