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McAfee Defender’s Blog: NetWalker

Building Adaptable Security Architecture Against NetWalker NetWalker Overview The NetWalker ransomware, initially known as Mailto, was first detected in August 2019. Since then, new variants were discovered throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020, with a strong uptick noticed in March of this year. NetWalker has noticeably evolved to a ...

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Take a “NetWalk” on the Wild Side

Executive Summary The NetWalker ransomware, initially known as Mailto, was first detected in August 2019. Since then, new variants were discovered throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020, with a strong uptick noticed in March of this year. NetWalker has noticeably evolved to a more stable and robust ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) ...

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Women in Sales Part 2: Skilling up for a Career in Cybersecurity Sales

McAfee fosters an inclusive environment where we value varied life experiences. To showcase women who are making an impact and inspire others, we launched our Women in Sales Series.  In Part 1, McAfee women described industry opportunities and how they continue to break boundaries to develop rewarding careers.  Here in Part 2, we introduce women whose unique past experiences helped shape their career paths. They share critical skills for success and words of encouragement for those considering a career in sales.  ...

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What is a McAfee Internship Like? 10 Interns Share Perspectives

At McAfee, we foster meaningful internship experiences within our fast-paced world of cybersecurity.  We know it’s the next generation that will build tomorrow’s technology solutions. McAfee interns make substantial contributions and are valued as global team members, joining our mission to protect all that matters.  This year, McAfee took the intern experience virtual due to the global pandemic. While not our typical experience, this year’s interns continue to thrive. To celebrate National Intern Day, we asked our interns around the world to share insights gained from their experiences. “My new colleagues and leaders have helped ...

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Operation (노스 스타) North Star A Job Offer That’s Too Good to be True?

Executive Summary We are in the midst of an economic slump [1], with more candidates than there are jobs, something that has been leveraged by malicious actors to lure unwitting victims into opening documents laden with malware. While the prevalence of attacks during this unprecedented time has been largely carried ...

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McAfee Defender’s Blog: Operation North Star Campaign

Building Adaptable Security Architecture Against the Operation North Star Campaign Operation North Star Overview Over the last few months, we have seen attackers take advantage of the pandemic as a cover to launch cyberattacks. One such example is a campaign that McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) observed as an increase ...

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Six Hundred Million Reasons to Celebrate: No More Ransom Turns FOUR!!

Happy Birthday! Today we mark the fourth anniversary of the NoMoreRansom initiative with over 4.2 million visitors, from 188 countries, stopping an estimated $632 million in ransom demands from ending up in criminals’ pockets. It would be fair to say that the initiative, which started in a small meeting room ...

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Women in Sales Part 1: Opportunities for Women Across Cybersecurity Sales

Collaborative, inclusive teams are what redefine cybersecurity solutions for every aspect of our connected world. At McAfee, women are making a significant impact in cybersecurity, including all aspects of sales.   Executive vice president of global sales and marketing, Lynne Doherty, shares her perspective on the importance of inclusion and leads us into the start of our ...

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Hunting for Blues – the WSL Plan 9 Protocol BSOD

Windows Subsystem for Linux Plan 9 Protocol Research Overview This is the final blog in the McAfee research series trilogy on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) implementation – see The Twin Journey (part 1) and Knock, Knock–Who’s There (part 2). The previous research discussed file evasion attacks when the ...

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McAfee COVID-19 Report Reveals Pandemic Threat Evolution

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee® Labs COVID-19 Threats Report, July 2020. In this “Special Edition” threat report, we delve deep into the COVID-19 related attacks observed by our McAfee Advanced Threats Research and McAfee Labs teams in the first quarter of 2020 and the early ...

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