The business of ransomware

6,000 online marketplaces selling 45,000 products and services. How does ransomware impact you?

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Understanding Ransomware

Watch this short video to learn how cybercriminals use the internet to deliver ransomware, dive deep into a real attack, and discover technologies that work together to prevent its devastating impact. Watch Now

Defeating Ransomware

How to Protect Against Ransomware

This technical brief provides product-by-product guidance for protecting against ransomware in McAfee environments.

Combating Ransomware

This Knowledge Center Threat Prevention article provides deep technical detail to protect against ransomware in McAfee environments.

Stopping Ransomware and Polymorphic Malware

This technical brief explains how McAfee Application Control provides highly effective protection against ransomware.

No More Ransom

Learn about the No More Ransom collaboration. The group’s goal is to share information, educate users, and help victims recover their encrypted data without having to pay ransomware attackers.

Ransomware Research Reports

  • McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2016: This report includes the key topic, “Crisis in the ER: ransomware infects hospitals”. It discusses the hospital-specific challenges posed by ransomware and analyzes Q1 ransomware attacks on hospitals.
  • Targeted Ransomware No Longer a Future Threat: This technical report analyzes the Samsam ransomware family.
  • CryptoWall Version 3 Sequel: CryptoWall Version 4 Threat: This report combines threat research and intelligence from the Cyber Threat Alliance founding and contributing members, including McAfee. Gain insight into the prevalence and global impact of CryptoWall, including a comparative analysis of CryptoWall Version 3 and Version 4, plus recommendations for prevention and mitigation.