What is the Threat Center?

The Threat Center is McAfee’s cyberthreat information hub. From here, you can learn about top cybersecurity threats in our continuously curated Threat Landscape Dashboard, search our McAfee Global Threat Intelligence database of known security threats, read in-depth threat research reports, access free security tools, and provide threat feedback.

2020 Threats Predictions

Read our take on ransomware, deepfakes, cloud, and other threat trends on the horizon in 2020.

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August 2019 Report

This edition highlights significant investigative research and trends in threats in Q1 2019.

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Operation Sharpshooter

Learn about the new global campaign targeting nuclear, defense, energy, and financial companies.

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Security Awareness

Learn the definitions and functions of key cybersecurity technologies.

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Hackable? Season 3

Listen to the new season and learn where you may be susceptible—like key fobs, webcams, and public Wi-Fi—without even realizing it.

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Top 10 cybersecurity threats

Learn about today’s top cybersecurity threats. These security threats have been identified and analyzed by our threat research team as the most impactful threats today. These include threats to network security, information security, and more. Click on a specific threat to learn about how to best protect your business.

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Exploit Kits

Top toolkits used to exploit system vulnerabilities

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Campaigns

Top targeted attacks

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Ransomware

Top malicious ransomware software

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Vulnerabilities

Top system weaknesses or flaws targeted by hackers

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The ransomware uses AES and RSA encryption and demands between 15 and 50 Bitcoin for the decryption ...

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The ransomware uses RSA-2048 and ChaCha20 encryption and requires the victim to contact the threat a...

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The ransomware drops a ransom note labeled "NEMTY-random characters-DECRYPT.txt" and requi...

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The GALLIUM threat group targeted telecommunication providers to steal sensitive information. The ac...

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The OilRig threat group, also known as APT34, is suspected to be behind a destructive attack against...

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The TA2101 threat group targeted a range of sectors in Germany, Italy, and the United States with sp...

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The exploit kit was discovered in late 2019 and targets vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and th...

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An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Win32k component fails to properl...

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An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) fails ...

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A heap overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The flaw affects the ...