Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

In the middle of 2012 McAfee Labs observed the complex malware XDocCrypt infecting documents, Excel workbooks, and executable files. Recently we have seen a similar infection method that attacks PDF, MSI (Windows installer), and executables, though the current malware is not as complex as XDocCrypt. W32/PDFCrypt is not complex. The coding standards, propagation methods, stealth […]

Imagine that you want to pull up a certain file on your computer. You click on the file and suddenly a notice flashes on your screen saying your computer has been compromised and in order to get your files back, you need to pay up some money. This, ladies and gentlemen, is ransomware, a nasty […]

New year = new attack vectors. With the holidays in full swing and 2014 coming to a close, McAfee Labs has produced their latest Threats Report. In it, key security predictions for the coming year are discussed, including forecasts around increases in cyber espionage, more frequent attacks on the Internet of Things, and the ‘explosion’ […]

I have vowed to make Christmas 2014 stress free.  I have vowed to bring joy back into Christmas and prolong my life!  So I have devised a Christmas Survival Plan using all the best features of the online world. In Part One, I detailed the best digital hacks for making your lists, buying presents online […]

Hey guys! I’m Bradi and this is the Scan. It’s bah humbug time because these are some of the top holiday scams of the year! Woo-hoo! Don’t Get Scrooged Ten out of ten hackers agree that it’s better to give malware than receive it this holiday season, and the cyber grinches are out in full […]