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.
This quarter McAfee Labs saw cybercriminals pivot from some of their tried-and-true methods, such as ransomware, toward newer tools and techniques, such as PowerShell malware and cryptocurrency mining.
McAfee Labs researchers examine the most powerful malware evasion techniques past, present, and future; the use of digital steganography in malware; and Fareit, the most famous password stealer.
McAfee co-authored a section on ransomware, highlighting ransomware technical advancements in 2016 and ways in which the industry is fighting back.
McAfee Labs researchers discuss the background and drivers of threat intelligence sharing. We also examine Mirai, which is notable because it detects and infects poorly secured IoT devices, transforming them into bots to attack its targets.
In a new report commissioned by McAfee, “Tilting the Playing Field: How Misaligned Incentives Work Against Cybersecurity,” the Center for Strategic and International Studies surveyed 800 cybersecurity professionals to reveal how a mismatch of incentives gives cybercriminals an advantage.
Our researchers offer long-lens predictions about cloud and internet of things (IoT) threats, laws, and vendor responses. They also make specific predictions about threats activity in 2017, including ransomware, vulnerabilities of all kinds, and the use of threat intelligence to improve defenses.
Our researchers investigate the theft of and marketplace for stolen personal health information and biopharmaceutical intellectual property.
McAfee Labs researchers analyze survey data to gain a deeper understanding of data theft, investigate Q1/Q2 ransomware attacks on hospitals, and discuss the practical application of machine learning in cybersecurity.
Learn more about threat intelligence sharing and McAfee’s leadership in driving its development.
Successful attacks on automotive computer systems are becoming a reality, highlighting the increased threats to next-generation cars and motor vehicles. Get recommendations and best practices for securing the next-era vehicle.
This report examines multiple aspects of the international shortage in cybersecurity skills and provides recommendations for addressing the workforce deficit.
McAfee Labs researchers investigate mobile app collusion, explain the current state of cryptographic algorithms, and provide an in-depth look at the Pinkslipbot Trojan.
Learn more about the growth of ransomware, how ransomware works, and how to protect against these attacks.
McAfee Labs researchers present results from primary market research around cyberthreat intelligence sharing and examine Adwind, a form of Java-based malware, which has grown in prevalence over the past year.
This report includes two distinct views of the future: First, we look forward five years and predict how the cyber threat landscape will change and the security industry’s likely response. Then, we look tactically at 2016 and make specific predictions about expected threat activity.
This report details a few of the many ways in which cyber thieves monetize the information they have stolen.
See how McAfee and a global law enforcement action took down a major botnet that infected over 100,000 systems globally.
A rise in the number of malicious Flappy Bird game clones has increased the risk of mobile device data theft.
As mobile malware attacks become increasingly advanced, users need to implement stronger and smarter security techniques.
A rise in rootkit malware was witnessed during the first quarter of 2014 as hackers have developed advanced methods to penetrate security in 64-bit systems.
Botnet vendors are now selling tools that can be used for virtual currency mining.
The cybercrime ecosystem that sells packaged malware makes point-of-sale (POS) breaches against retailers easier than ever for cybercriminals.
A drastic increase of malicious signed binaries has led to a lack of faith in the long-trusted certificate authority (CA) protocol.
The amount of mobile malware continued to skyrocket in 2013, reaching totals never before seen by researchers. Learn what to be aware of to keep your mobile device and identity safe.
Enterprises are shifting their data to cloud-based applications for convenient, cost-effective storage, but cybercriminals are eagerly waiting to attack visible exploits that are not adequately secured.
The rise and popularity of virtual currencies has also given way to an increase of cybercrime on underground websites.
Android-based malware continues to rise as cybercriminals find new ways to evade security.
Ransomware kits, an emerging cybercrime tool, allow criminals without programming skills to extort payments by holding a system hostage. Ransomware attacks on Windows PCs and mobile devices are expected to continue to grow.
Cybercriminals are developing online sales sites to provide more secure and anonymous transactions to their clients.
Malware shopping spree apps, NFC worms, and update-blocking malware will have a major impact on Android smartphones and tablets, and the overall mobile security landscape, in 2013.
Connecting old technology to the Internet and relying on embedded systems without focusing on security issues has made the energy grid vulnerable to cyberattacks.
In 2010 Stuxnet, a worm designed to sabotage energy facilities, attacked Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility. Since then, variants of the malware have proliferated with significant implications to the energy infrastructure around the globe.
Cybercriminals are targeting social media users’ accounts now more than ever.
Malicious attacks — where the only goal is to cause as much damage as possible — are expected to grow in 2013. Here are five key tips for enterprises to help mitigate the impact of these attacks aimed at breaching database and network security.
You can fight mobile phone spam, also known as SMS spam, by reporting spam messages to your cell phone carrier, registering your cell phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry, and checking your phone bill for unwanted spam text messages.
Ransomware is one of the fastest growing areas of cybercrime. It uses links in emails or social media websites, and pay-per-install and drive-by downloads methods to infect computers.