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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

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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

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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 appends a random extension to encrypted files and reports to double the price of the ...

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The ransomware targets Nextcloud instances and appends ".NEXTCRY" to infected files. The m...

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The Lazarus Group, also known as Hidden Cobra, has been in operation since at least 2009 and continu...

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The DarkUniverse APT group targeted civilians and military organizations with spear-phishing emails ...

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The Winnti threat group, also known as Axiom, targeted Microsoft SQL servers with a backdoor known a...

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A Google Chrome zero-day vulnerability is being leveraged in targeted attacks. The flaw is classifie...

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The exploit kit targets vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Internet Explorer and an...

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A use-after-free vulnerability has been discovered in Google Chrome. The flaw lies in the audio comp...

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A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in...

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A user-after-free vulnerability has been discovered in Google Chrome. The defect lies in the PDFium ...