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ClickFix Deception: A Social Engineering Tactic to Deploy Malware
Authored by Yashvi Shah and Vignesh Dhatchanamoorthy McAfee Labs has discovered a highly unusual method of malware...
Quality Over Quantity: the Counter-Intuitive GenAI Key
It’s been almost two years since OpenAI launched ChatGPT, driving increased mainstream awareness of and access to...
Fake Bahrain Government Android App Steals Personal Data Used for Financial Fraud
Authored by Dexter Shin Many government agencies provide their services online for the convenience of their citizens....
How Scammers Hijack Your Instagram
Authored by Vignesh Dhatchanamoorthy, Rachana S Instagram, with its vast user base and dynamic platform, has become...
From Spam to AsyncRAT: Tracking the Surge in Non-PE Cyber Threats
Authored by Yashvi Shah and Preksha Saxena AsyncRAT, also known as “Asynchronous Remote Access Trojan,” represents a...
The Darkgate Menace: Leveraging Autohotkey & Attempt to Evade Smartscreen
Authored by Yashvi Shah, Lakshya Mathur and Preksha Saxena McAfee Labs has recently uncovered a novel infection...
Redline Stealer: A Novel Approach
Authored by Mohansundaram M and Neil Tyagi A new packed variant of the Redline Stealer trojan was...
Distinctive Campaign Evolution of Pikabot Malware
Authored by Anuradha and Preksha Introduction PikaBot is a malicious backdoor that has been active since early...
Android Phishing Scam Using Malware-as-a-Service on the Rise in India
Authored by ZePeng Chen and Wenfeng Yu  McAfee Mobile Research Team has observed an active scam malware...
Rise in Deceptive PDF: The Gateway to Malicious Payloads
Authored by Yashvi Shah and Preksha Saxena McAfee Labs has recently observed a significant surge in the...
GUloader Unmasked: Decrypting the Threat of Malicious SVG Files
Authored by: Vignesh Dhatchanamoorthy In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, staying ahead of malicious actors requires...
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...
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