Posts Tagged 'advanced persistent threats'
Last week during the holiday break I spent a lot of time catching up on my industry reading and felt compelled to provide some clarity to you, our channel partners, on a very hot topic with customers –advanced threats. In this blog, I will discuss the changing security threat landscape, the vital need for a […]
On October 31st, McAfee’s community of security professionals and Former VP of Research at Gartner, Richard Stiennon, took to Twitter for an hour-long #SecChat on The State of Advanced Malware. We had an insightful conversation that included more than 200 tweets from 31 professionals. Highlights from our October #SecChat are below. Defining Advanced Malware The […]
Last Thursday morning (October 31), our Advanced Exploit Detection System (AEDS), which we discussed in an earlier post, detected a suspicious sample targeting Microsoft Office. After some investigation, we confirmed this is a zero-day attack. Considering the importance of this incident, we shared our findings immediately with the Microsoft Security Response Center and worked closely […]
Advanced malware is targeted, stealthy, evasive, and adaptive – and it’s only getting worse. According to McAfee research, advanced malware shows no sign of changing its steady growth trajectory. It will continue to evolve as a new class of complex threats that can only be fought with an arsenal of layered, integrated defenses. Organizations can […]
A number of recent botnets and advanced threats use HTTP as their primary communications channel with their control servers. McAfee Labs research during the last couple of years reveals that more than 60 percent of the top botnet families depend on HTTP. These numbers have increased significantly over the last few quarters. The following pie […]