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McAfee COVID-19 Report Reveals Pandemic Threat Evolution

In this “Special Edition” threat report, we dive 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 months of the pandemic.

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McAfee Labs

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 ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Keep Your Data Safe From the Latest Phishing Scam

As users, we’ll do just about anything to ensure that our devices run as efficiently as possible. This includes renewing subscriptions to online services we use daily. However, cybercriminals often take advantage of these tendencies as part of their malicious schemes. We saw this in action this week, as Tech ...

McAfee Labs

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 ...

Cloud Security

Introducing MITRE ATT&CK in MVISION Cloud: Defend with Precision

The latest innovation in MVISION Cloud, the multi-cloud security platform for enterprise, introduces MITRE ATT&CK into the workflow for SOC analysts to investigate cloud threats and security managers to defend against future attacks with precision. Most enterprises use over 1,500 cloud services, generating millions of events, from login, to file ...


Virtually Impossible to Miss McAfee at Black Hat 2020

Black Hat 2020 is going virtual this year, providing attendees with the latest security research, development, and trends. Every year McAfee presents our latest security research and this year promises to be innovative and informative! You can expect insightful new findings from the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team. Also join ...

Life at McAfee

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 ...

McAfee Labs

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 ...


Speed or Security? We Say Speed AND Security

“Security software slows down my PC.” We often hear this sentiment when users talk about malware protection. While people recognize the value of computer security, most get frustrated if the software bogs down their device. I mean, I myself become frustrated when I’m trying to crunch numbers and I’m suddenly ...

Consumer Threat Notices

What to Do When Your Social Media Account Gets Hacked

You log in to your favorite social media site and notice a string of posts or messages definitely not posted by you. Or, you get a message that your account password has been changed, without your knowledge. It hits you that your account may have been hacked. What do you do?  This is a ...


Staying Home? McAfee Report Shows Malware May Come Knocking

It’s no secret that COVID-19 continues to reshape the way we live our everyday lives. With each passing day, we become more reliant on our devices to stay connected with friends and family, move our professional work forward, participate in distance learning, or keep ourselves entertained.   Unfortunately, hackers are all too aware of these habits. In fact, findings from “McAfee’s COVID-19 Threat Report: July 2020” have shown ...

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