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Got a great business idea? Want to expand with less risk? Build a good product, develop some training, put them together into a repeatable formula, and collect the royalties from your franchisees. This model, used successfully for everything from fast food to hair salons to tax preparation, is now available for criminal ransomware. Cybercriminals have […]

Cyberespionage attacks pose a challenge for the security industry as well as for the organizations trying to protect against them. Last year, McAfee Labs predicted that in 2015 these attacks would increase in frequency and become stealthier, and we have seen this occur. Cyberespionage aims at specific organization or sectors that are high-value targets, with most […]

Trying to keep up with your kids online feels a bit like patching holes in a sinking boat at times doesn’t it? A recent Intel Security study reveals a gap in what parents perceive kids to be doing online, and what’s actually taking place in behaviors such as cyberbullying, creating aliases, and the amount of time spent […]

Introduction In this interview, Patty Hatter shares with Gartner Vice President Michael Leckie the story of how she lead the charge on a series of high-value, enterprise-wide initiatives to enable new business capabilities that have driven both productivity and improved digital experiences for not only employees, but McAfee’s partners and customers as well. The need […]

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of my colleague Rakesh Sharma. Over the past couple of months McAfee Labs has seen an increase in the usage of macros to deliver malware. This kind of malware, as mentioned in previous posts (Dridex, Bartallex), usually arrives as an attached document within a phishing email. Recently […]