Posts Tagged 'network security'
As a supplement to the latest McAfee Labs Threats Report, published this week, we offer this timeline of leading threats that made news in the fourth quarter of 2013. October 3: Adobe reports personal information relating to customer orders has been accessed in an attack on the company’s systems. The total amounts to 152 […]
It’s all becoming so nefarious. Today, we live, work, and play in a world that is riddled with bad guys going to great lengths to undermine the fabric of society through cybercrime. Thankfully, there are also teams of incredible people with amazing minds analyzing, researching, and protecting businesses and consumers from the looming damage. Just […]
Recently, a group of researchers at the University of Liverpool successfully tested a new virus with a terrifying potential. It doesn’t spread by the usual means, but this new infection has all the markings of a communally spread illness. The virus, dubbed “Chameleon,” infects Wi-Fi networks in densely populated areas and spreads “as efficiently as […]
From McAfee’s first Cyber Defense Center (CDC) in Dubai, we closely monitor threats and activities in Europe and the Middle East. Since the Center’s official launch in September 2013, we have seen quite a few interesting trends, especially in the Persian Gulf region. Many of the activities spotted are related to hacktivism, cybercrime, or regional […]
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 […]