Internet Security

How To Sidestep Popular Social Scams

Each year, internet users lose billions of dollars to online scams, using clever ploys to trick us out of our...

Internet Security Privacy & Identity Protection

Children’s Charity or CryptoMix? Details on This Ransomware Scam

As ransomware threats become more sophisticated, the tactics cybercriminals use to coerce payments from users become more targeted as well....

McAfee Labs

Ryuk Ransomware Attack: Rush to Attribution Misses the Point

Senior analyst Ryan Sherstobitoff contributed to this report. During the past week, an outbreak of Ryuk ransomware that impeded newspaper...

Internet Security Tips & Tricks

Kraken Ransomware Emerges from the Depths: How to Tame the Beast

Look out, someone has released the Kraken — or at least a ransomware strain named after it. Kraken Cryptor ransomware...

McAfee Labs

Fallout Exploit Kit Releases the Kraken Ransomware on Its Victims

Alexandr Solad and Daniel Hatheway of Recorded Future are coauthors of this post. Read Recorded Future’s version of this analysis. ...

Internet Security Tips & Tricks Family Safety

Ghouls of the Internet: Protecting Your Family from Scareware and Ransomware

It’s the middle of a workday. While researching a project, a random ad pops up on your computer screen alerting...

Family Safety

Have You Talked to Your Kids About a Career in Cybersecurity?

Here’s some cool trivia for you: What profession currently has a zero-percent unemployment rate, pays an average of $116,000 a...

Internet Security Privacy & Identity Protection

Breaking Down the Rapidly Evolving GandCrab Ransomware

Most ransomware strains have the same commonalities – bitter ransom notes, payment demanded in cryptocurrency, and inventive names. A select...

McAfee Labs

Ransomware GandCrab Version 5 Partners With Crypter Service for Obfuscation

The GandCrab ransomware, which first appeared in January, has been updated rapidly during its short life, with Version 5.0.2 appearing...

Family Safety

#CyberAware: Teaching Kids to Get Fierce About Protecting Their Identity

It wasn’t Kiley’s fault, but that didn’t change the facts: The lending group denied her college loan due to poor credit,...

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