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MoqHao evolution: New variants start automatically right after installation
Authored by Dexter Shin  MoqHao is a well-known Android malware family associated with the Roaming Mantis threat...
Generative AI: Cross the Stream Where it is Shallowest
The explosive growth of Generative AI has sparked many questions and considerations not just within tech circles,...
From Email to RAT: Deciphering a VB Script-Driven Campaign
Authored by Preksha Saxena and Yashvi Shah McAfee Labs has been tracking a sophisticated VBS campaign characterized...
Stealth Backdoor “Android/Xamalicious” Actively Infecting Devices
Authored by Fernando Ruiz  McAfee Mobile Research Team identified an Android backdoor implemented with Xamarin, an open-source...
Shielding Against Android Phishing in Indian Banking
Authored by Neil Tyagi and Fernando Ruiz In a digitally evolving world, the convenience of banking through...
PDF Phishing: Beyond the Bait
By Lakshya Mathur & Yashvi Shah  Phishing attackers aim to deceive individuals into revealing sensitive information for...
Beneath the Surface: How Hackers Turn NetSupport Against Users
NetSupport malware variants have been a persistent threat, demonstrating adaptability and evolving infection techniques. In this technical...
Fake Android and iOS apps steal SMS and contacts in South Korea
Authored by Dexter Shin Most people have smartphones these days which can be used to easily search...
Unmasking AsyncRAT New Infection Chain
Authored by Lakshya Mathur & Vignesh Dhatchanamoorthy AsyncRAT, short for “Asynchronous Remote Access Trojan,” is a sophisticated...
Exploring Winrar Vulnerability (CVE-2023-38831)
Authored by Neil Tyagi On 23 August 2023, NIST disclosed a critical RCE vulnerability CVE-2023-38831. It is...
Agent Tesla’s Unique Approach: VBS and Steganography for Delivery and Intrusion
Authored by Yashvi Shah Agent Tesla functions as a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) and an information stealer...
Peeling Back the Layers of RemcosRat Malware
Authored by Preksha Saxena McAfee labs observed a Remcos RAT campaign where malicious VBS files were delivered...
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