Posts Tagged 'advanced persistent threats'
Target. Neiman Marcus. These are just two of the very latest victims of today’s increasingly stealthy threats permeating our cyber world. My post last month entitled, Stolen Data: Network Security Can Ensure You’re Not a Target, described the attacks that attempted to exfiltrate data from 110 million American consumers. Advanced persistent threats (APTs) were responsible […]
On February 19, Microsoft released Security Advisory (2934088) for Microsoft Internet Explorer. This vulnerability was previously reported, by 3rd parties, during the 2nd week of February 2014. In-the-wild exploitation has been observed (at least) back to early January 2014. Specifically, the flaw is a use-after-free condition during Internet Explorer’s processing of specific CMarkup objects. We […]
On Monday Kaspersky Labs announced the discovery of a large number of malware infections across large parts of the globe. Kaspersky has named this attack Careto, after what appears to be an internal name used by the attackers for one of the malware families involved. (The word careto in Spanish means ugly face or mask and […]
If you’ve been watching or reading the news in the past few weeks, you’re probably wondering why it seems like the bad guys are out in full force – hacking into business databases and stealing credit card and personal data. The latest Target attack brought these growing nefarious activities to light when over 40 million […]
January 21, 2014: As more information comes to light, surrounding these events, we continue to identify and analyze additional components and behaviors. To shed more detailed light on the malware specific to these events, our team in McAfee Labs has released an updated Threat Advisory entitled “McAfee Labs Threat Advisory: EPOS Data Theft“. The […]