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Threat Actors Taking Advantage of FTX Bankruptcy 
Authored by Oliver Devane  It hasn’t taken malicious actors long to take advantage of the recent bankruptcy...
Microsoft’s Edge over Popups (and Google Chrome)
Following up on our previous blog, How to Stop the Popups, McAfee Labs saw a sharp decrease...
Don’t Get Caught Offsides with These World Cup Scams
Authored by: Christy Crimmins and Oliver Devane Football (or Soccer as we call it in the U.S.)...
New Malicious Clicker found in apps installed by 20M+ users
Authored by SangRyol Ryu Cybercriminals are always after illegal advertising revenue. As we have previously reported, we...
Malicious Cookie Stuffing Chrome Extensions with 1.4 Million Users
Authored by Oliver Devane and Vallabh Chole  September 9, 2022 Update: Since the original publication of this...
Technical Support Scams – What to look out for
Authored by Oliver Devane Technical Support Scams have been targeting computer users for many years. Their goal...
New HiddenAds malware affects 1M+ users and hides on the Google Play Store
Authored by Dexter Shin McAfee’s Mobile Research Team has identified new malware on the Google Play Store....
Rise of LNK (Shortcut files) Malware
Authored by Lakshya Mathur An LNK file is a Windows Shortcut that serves as a pointer to...
Instagram credentials Stealers: Free Followers or Free Likes
Authored by Dexter Shin  Instagram has become a platform with over a billion monthly active users. Many...
Instagram credentials Stealer: Disguised as Mod App
Authored by Dexter Shin  McAfee’s Mobile Research Team introduced a new Android malware targeting Instagram users who...
Phishing Campaigns featuring Ursnif Trojan on the Rise
Authored by Jyothi Naveen and Kiran Raj McAfee Labs have been observing a spike in phishing campaigns...
Crypto Scammers Exploit: Elon Musk Speaks on Cryptocurrency
By Oliver Devane  Update: In the past 24 hours (from time of publication)  McAfee has identified 15...
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