McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions

Our researchers forecast cyberthreats in 2017 and beyond.

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McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2017

Download our quarterly report for analysis of recent threat topics and trends.

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Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

McAfee co-authored a section on ransomware, highlighting ransomware technical advancements in 2016 and ways in which the industry is fighting back.


Health Warning

McAfee uncovers the types of health care organizations targeted for cyberattack and the value of stolen health care data.

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Threat Landscape Dashboard

Better threat awareness means better protection for your business. Access our threat dashboard to get an overview of key threats being tracked by McAfee researchers.

Top Five Threats

  • Locky–Ransomware
    This targets Windows users, except computers using the Russian language, by encrypting files located in multiple drive locations.
  • Jigsaw–Ransomware
    The ransomware threatens to delete files every hour unless the victim pays the ransom after downloading fraudulent versions of software.
  • Operation Shamoon 2
    The attack focused on targets in Saudi Arabia and the malware used was programmed to wipe the hard disk of the infected computer.
  • CVE-2017-0022
    A vulnerability in some versions of Microsoft Windows could lead to information disclosure. The flaw lies in Microsoft XML Core Services.
  • RIG Exploit Kit
    RIG is spread via suspicious advertisements that have been inserted into legitimate websites.

Top Threats by Category

Learn about the most significant malware in each of these categories.

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McAfee Labs Blog

Fake WannaCry ‘Protectors’ Emerge on Google Play

Fernando Ruiz - May 23, 2017

How to Protect Against WannaCry Ransomware in a McAfee Environment

Javier Inclan - May 17, 2017

Adylkuzz CoinMiner Spreading Like WannaCry

Guilherme Venere - May 17, 2017

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