Consumer Family Safety

Digital Divorce: Who Gets the Airline Miles and Music Files?

Something you’ll want to know about all those movies, mp3s, eBooks, air miles, and hotel points you’ve accrued over the years: they’re digital assets that can factor into a divorce settlement.  Understandably, several factors determine the distribution of assets in a divorce. However, when it comes to dividing digital assets, divorce settlements and proceedings are charting new territory. The rate of digital innovation ...

Consumer

Why Coin Miners Go Bad & How to Protect Your Tech When They Do

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are flocking to the Wild West of Bitcoin and Monero to cash in on the recent gold rush. Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value is making coin mining an appealing hobby or even a whole new career. Coin mining software is the main tool in a prospector’s belt.   Some coin miners, also known as cryptocurrency miners, are tempted by the dark side of the industry and ...

Family Safety

Cryptojacking Up 4,000% How You Can Block the Bad Guys

Think about it: In the course of your everyday activities — like grocery shopping or riding public transportation — the human body comes in contact with an infinite number of germs. In much the same way, as we go about our digital routines — like shopping, browsing, or watching videos ...

McAfee Labs

Threat Report: Don’t Join Blockchain Revolution Without Ensuring Security

On May 19 researchers discovered a series of vulnerabilities in the blockchain-based EOS platform that can lead to remote control over participating nodes. Just four days prior, a mining pool server for the IOT platform HDAC was compromised, impacting the vast majority of miners. In January the largest-ever theft of ...

McAfee Labs

It’s a Zoo Out There! Data Analysis of Alleged ZooPark Dump

In early May, researchers disclosed a Mobile malware campaign by a group focused on Middle Eastern targets. This actor was found to be an evolving and sophisticated group using fake Android apps, namely Telegram, to trick users into installing malicious software. They have been active since 2015 and evolved over ...

McAfee Labs

‘McAfee Labs Threats Report’ Examines Cryptocurrency Hijacking, Ransomware, Fileless Malware

Today McAfee published the McAfee Labs Threats Report: March 2018. The report looks into the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q4 2017. McAfee Labs saw on average eight new threat samples per second, and the increasing use of fileless malware attacks leveraging Microsoft PowerShell. ...

McAfee Labs

McAfee Researchers Analyze Dark Side of Cryptocurrency Craze

In December 2017 Bitcoin values skyrocketed, peaking at the unprecedented amount of roughly US$19,000 per coin. Unsurprisingly, the market for cryptocurrencies exploded in response. Investors, companies, and even the public found a fresh interest in digital currencies. However, the exciting change in Bitcoin value did not just influence your average ...

McAfee Labs

Lazarus Resurfaces, Targets Global Banks and Bitcoin Users

McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) analysts have discovered an aggressive Bitcoin-stealing phishing campaign by the international cybercrime group Lazarus that uses sophisticated malware with long-term impact.

Enterprise

Exploring the Correlation Between Bitcoin’s Boom and Evrial’s Capabilities

Many of the stealthiest cyberthreats out there spawn on underground forums, as malware authors leverage the space to sell unique variants to fellow criminals. And now there’s a new addition to the underground scene. Meet Evrial: a powerful, information-stealing Trojan which is currently for sale for 1,500 Rubles or $27 ...

Enterprise

Cybercriminals Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Boom, Attack Mining Marketplace NiceHash

We’re seeing it everywhere: Bitcoin is booming. The cryptocurrency’s value has shot up 181 percent the past month. Everyone seems to be scurrying to get in on the newest gold rush – especially cybercriminals. Last week, hackers carried out a “professional” attack against Slovenian-based bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash intended to capitalize ...

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