McAfee Threats Report: September 2018
It’s no surprise that in Q2 2018, we continue to see bad actors go where the money is—from coin mining to billing fraud campaigns—and evolve and refine their tactics to defraud unsuspecting victims.
Our latest findings include:
- Coin miner malware continues to outpace ransomware: Total coin miner malware almost doubled (up 86%) in Q2 with more than 2.5 million new samples, compared with 990,000 for ransomware.
- New billing fraud campaign on Google Play: The McAfee Mobile Research team found 15 new apps—including a ringtone of the hit song “Despacito”—that contained a fake installer app aimed at subscribing users to premium-rate services without their knowledge.
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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