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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.

Securely Working Remotely

The demand for remote working is placing pressure on organizations to ensure corporate resources are available outside the corporate walls.

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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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Security Awareness

Learn the definitions and functions of key cybersecurity technologies. Such as Endpoint Security, Cloud Security, & CASB.

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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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Free Security Tools

McAfee offers free threat detection, decryption, and malware removal tools.


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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Top toolkits used to exploit system vulnerabilities



Top targeted attacks



Top malicious ransomware software



Top system weaknesses or flaws targeted by hackers



The PwndLocker ransomware was discovered in late 2019 and in addition to encrypting files on infecte...


A threat actor is pretending to promote legitimate software from WiseCleaner to distribute ransomwar...


A new variant of the Paradise ransomware was discovered using weaponized Microsoft Office IQY files ...


The Molerats threat group targeted multiple sectors across six countries with spear-phishing emails ...


Threat actors are taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic to infect unsuspecting victims w...


An unknown Advanced Persistent Threat targeted servers hosted on Amazon Web Services with a rootkit ...


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Exchange software when the software fails ...


Type confusion in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 80.0.3987.122 allowed a remote attacker to potentiall...


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1....


When using the Apache JServ Protocol (AJP), care must be taken when trusting incoming connections to...