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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

Botnet Control Servers Span the Globe

McAfee Labs has long monitored botnet activities and their control servers as they plague the Internet.  With millions of McAfee endpoints and network security appliances sending information to McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) in the cloud, coupled with a vast collection of malicious binary and proactive research, McAfee Labs has a clear view ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Malware Disguised as Java Update: Careful What You Download!

All too often, cyber attacks are crimes of opportunity. This was exactly the case when late last week, hackers created a fake website to fool users into downloading a virus instead of the latest version of Java. As many of you read here in the blog, Oracle recently released a ...

McAfee Labs

The Future of Hacktivism and Anonymous

After the publication of the 2013 Threats Predictions from McAfee Labs, I have received many queries regarding our expectation of a possible slowdown in Anonymous activity this year. Some readers agreed, while others were more skeptical. With this blog, I will attempt to explain these positions. The Anonymous signature Today, ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Protect Your Devices from a Fast Spreading Java Virus

Last week, a new security issue surfaced for a popular programming language known as Java. This Java security issue is classified as a zero-day threat, and it spreads malicious files to unprotected computers. A zero-day threat is an attack that exploits a previously unknown vulnerability in a computer application (in this case Java), ...

McAfee Labs

Java Zero-Day Vulnerability Pushes Out Crimeware

This blog was updated on January 14. See the end of the file. A new Java zero-day vulnerability is spreading malicious files to infect unprotected users. The threat is dangerous: Just browsing a malicious page or clicking a malicious link in spam is enough to cause an infection when combined ...

Family Safety

Getting Down With The Kids – Internet Slang for Dummies!

Whenever my boys come home with a new buzz word or saying, I instantly feel like a dinosaur. Whether it is ‘noob’ or ‘epic fail’ (all said with a huge dose of attitude!) the linguistic chasm between us just seems to get wider. But when it comes to kids’ online ...

Executive Perspectives

The 3 R’s: Riches, Ruins & Regulations

We previously wrote about what it means to be a security-obligated executive – how to identify threat warning signs and prep against cyber-attacks. Historically either the C-suite and the security teams haven’t spoken at all, or security teams haven’t spoken to execs in a simple enough language to be understood. ...

Family Safety

Internet Safety Resolutions for 2013

My daughter loves forming New Year resolutions! Every January 01, she diligently pens down her resolutions (always interesting ones!) on a pretty piece of paper, decorates it beautifully and then tacks it over her study with coloured tapes.  It helps her to keep things in perspective for the year, she ...

Family Safety

Is Your SNS Addiction Getting Out of Hand? – All Names Aren’t Cool

The news that went viral on social networking sites last week made me smile and shake my head and say, “Oh dear, oh dear”, in a real Miss Marple fashion. The Internet community was agog with the news of a newborn being named Hashtag! Nothing extraordinary perhaps, given the penchant ...

McAfee Labs

Red Kit an Emerging Exploit Pack

Exploit kits are toolkits that are used to build malware components such as binaries and scripts. They automate the exploitation of client-side vulnerabilities, targeting browsers and programs. These exploit kits provide an effective way for cybercriminals to distribute malware without the users consent. Among these kits, the Blackhole exploit kit ...

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