Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

Last month the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released “Net Losses – Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime,” a McAfee-sponsored report stating that the economic impact of cybercrime exceeds $400 billion worldwide, costing around 200,000 jobs in the U.S., 150,000 jobs in the European Union, and anywhere between 15 to 20 percent of […]

Targeted attacks can take on many different forms and are flexible enough to adopt a variety of tactics. Think of them as a specialized unit for cyber criminals. They are utilized for very specific missions and operate with the precision of a surgical strike, rather than the carpet-bombing techniques used by other malware variants. Whether […]

Porta-Johns, King’s Commode, Royal Throne, Porta-Potties—there are countless names for the portable restroom, but they all share two traits: they’re useful when needed, but they often leave the user feeling unclean. The same principal, sadly, also applies to publicly available computers. Libraries, universities and hotels are all used by a large number of people in […]

¿Le gustaría ofrecer a sus directivos una imagen cuantificada del riesgo de la ciberdelincuencia? Un nuevo estudio realizado por McAfee y el CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) pone límites y aplica una detallada metodología a un tema muy propenso a la exageración. En un profundo análisis patrocinado por McAfee, se reúne una evaluación […]

Last month many Internet users were suddenly forced to trade in Bitcoins. This was not for general purposes–they were paying to get their data back. Their systems had been hijacked by ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects a machine, locks data files or the entire system, and demands payment to free the […]