McAfee Labs Threats Reports

Insights into malware, ransomware, and other cybersecurity threats from the McAfee threat research team

McAfee Labs Threats Report

McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2019

In this edition, we highlight the significant investigative research and trends in threats statistics and observations in the threat landscape gathered by the McAfee Advanced Threat Research and McAfee Labs teams in Q1 2019.

Key statistics include:

  • Ransomware attacks grew by 118%
  • PowerShell attacks increased 460%
  • More than 4 million unique sources of SMB exploit traffic
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This edition covers growing trends in attacks, like IoT and malware. It also discusses how the takedowns of key dark web markets continue to impact how cybercriminals do business.

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In Q2 2018, cybercriminals continue to go where the money is—from coin mining to billing fraud campaigns—and evolve and refine their tactics to defraud unsuspecting victims.

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This edition covers news and statistics gathered by McAfee Labs in the first quarter of 2018. Highlights include how attackers are employing new tactics, updates on the latest threat campaigns (Operation GhostSecret and Lazarus), a surge in coin miner malware, and a rise in multisector attacks.

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This quarter we saw cybercriminals pivot toward newer tools and techniques, PowerShell malware grow 267%, and reported incidents in the healthcare sector rise 211%.

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