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During the last few months, McAfee Labs has seen an increase in Steamstealer samples. The following chart shows the recent trend: Steamstealer is a Trojan that remotely steals a victim’s sensitive information. This malware needs Microsoft .Net framework to be installed on the victim’s machine and spreads via spam messages that come through the Steam […]

The figgy pudding is gone, the champagne is flat. As New Year celebrations fade to the past and 2015 really sets in, one thing remains constant: cybercriminals have not changed. They’re still up to their tried and true antics, and the year will bring new, more sophisticated threats to individuals and enterprises alike. In our […]

By Raj Samani (@Raj_Samani) and Christiaan Beek (@ChristiaanBeek) In the McAfee Labs Threats Report published in November 2014, Senior Vice President Vincent Weafer commented that 2014 will be remembered as “the year of shaken trust.” Indeed almost every threat measured saw notable increases in Q3 that pointed to a rather ominous 2015.  There was, however, […]

Unfortunately, the good guys aren’t the only ones with resolutions for the New Year. From cyber espionage to increasingly unforgiving ransomware, non-Windows malware to attacks on the Internet of Things—new and evolving cyberthreats are expected to surface rapidly in 2015. Join us for a discussion of the current and upcoming cyberthreat landscape, and the ways […]

At the AVAR Conference in November 2014, McAfee Labs presented how to exploit a cross-site scripting vulnerability of the Costco and Walgreens apps on Android. We shared with our audience research on other app vulnerabilities because we believe apps (especially mobile apps) will be an increasing attack surface for cybercriminals. Today we’d like to provide […]