Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

The Intel Security Advanced Threat Research Team has discovered a critical signature forgery vulnerability in the Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) crypto library that could allow malicious parties to set up fraudulent sites masquerading as legitimate businesses and other organizations. The Mozilla NSS library, commonly utilized in the Firefox web browser, can also be found […]

Quick question: what do Jimmy Kimmel, Armin Van Buuren, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen have in common? If you answered they’re the likeliest celebrities to lead you to malicious programs on the Internet, you’re right! Perhaps we should give you more of an explanation. Every year, using McAfee® SiteAdvisor®, we track and rank the […]

Phishing scams are immensely popular and we see millions of phishing messages everyday. Today we offer the top three phishing scams that attempt to steal your web mail credentials. Web Mail Scam This scam starts with an email that appears to come from Administrator or Helpdesk and requests that you validate or update your account. […]

As cybercrime continues to cause financial upset among both brands and individuals, it becomes increasingly critical to address the security measures necessary to suppress the impact it has on the global economy. In our September EMEA #SecChat, we discussed the state of global cybercrime and resulting economic damage. This discussion built on many of the […]

Last year, we blogged about the actor known as Quarian, who is involved in targeted attacks. This individual or group has been active since at least 2011 and has targeted government agencies. The attacks use spear phishing campaigns with crafted .pdf and .doc files as bait for unsuspecting users. Recently, we found a new sample […]

Often we see malware authors using encryption or obfuscation along with other techniques to modify the static contents of malware. They do this to evade static-based clustering and detection even though the behavior is the same. In many cases obfuscation also helps hide the threat’s malicious intentions from security researchers. BackOff, a point-of-sale malware designed […]