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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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Top malicious ransomware software

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The ransomware appends various extensions to infected files and is a variant of CrySiS. The malware has been in operation since 20...

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The ransomware appends random extensions to encrypted files and directs the victim to an html file for instructions on how to decr...

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The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team and McAfee Labs Malware Operations Group have discovered a new global campaign targeting ...

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The ransomware, also known as Worker32, uses both AES and RSA encryption and appends ".locked" to infected files. The ra...

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The ransomware targets NAS storage devices and Samba servers and append either ".crypted" or ".NamPoHyu" to in...

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The exploit kit was discovered in early 2019 and exploits a flaw in Adobe Flash Player to drop the GootKit Trojan. A Microsoft Win...

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The supply chain attack targeted users who own ASUS computers with malware injected in the ASUS Live Update Utility. The threat ac...

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The campaign attempts to infect its victims with either Ryuk and LockerGoga ransomware to extort funds. The operation uses a combi...

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An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory, ak...

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An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory, ak...

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