Author: Francois Paget

Francois Paget François Paget is a senior threat research engineer and one of the founding members of McAfee Labs, where he conducts a variety of forecast studies and performs technological monitoring. He focuses on the various aspects of organized cybercrime and the malicious use of the Internet for geopolitical purposes. As Secretary-General of CLUSIF (Club de la Sécurité de l’Information Français), Paget is involved with the association’s "Threats" workshop and the organization of the Annual Cybercrime Overview conference. Paget is also a regular conference speaker at various French and international events in the information system security field.

As a supplement to the latest McAfee Labs Threats Report, published this week, we offer this timeline of leading hacktivist activities that made news in the fourth quarter of 2013.   October 3: Thirteen alleged members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous are indicted for cyberattacks between September 2010 and January 2011 on targets including the […]

As a supplement to the latest McAfee Labs Threats Report, published this week, we offer this timeline of leading threats that made news in the fourth quarter of 2013.   October 3: Adobe reports personal information relating to customer orders has been accessed in an attack on the company’s systems.[1] The total amounts to 152 […]

The buzz about Bitcoin has moved from online circles to mainstream media sources. Last week’s news of the collapse of exchange Mt. Gox got more play than in just the business section. Everyone seems to be interested in the digital, anonymous, and stateless currency. Governments have made pronouncements, law enforcement has investigated its use in […]

In 2009, I read with great interest a paper published in the Journal of International Security Affairs titled The Art of (Cyber) War. In this paper, Brian M. Mazanec explained the People’s Republic of China was interested in cyberwarfare and had improved its capabilities to conduct military operations in the cyberspace. The paper contained a table […]

Bitcoin issues have been front-page news in recent months, especially after its surprising April exchange rate. In the latest McAfee Threats Report, for the second quarter of 2013, we discuss this topic. The following timeline highlights recent events about this virtual currency. In our report we noted the growing interest in malware Bitcoin miners: malware […]