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The latest threats report from McAfee Labs, published today, includes a sobering discussion about ongoing vulnerabilities in mobile apps; details about a powerful, easy-to-use, and now very popular exploit kit; and an overview of the challenging world of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The report also includes our regular serving of threats statistics.   Mobile apps […]

Why are data breaches so commonplace?  Whether the attacks are against the energy sector as reported July 2014[i] with over 1,000 energy companies in North America and Europe reported to have been compromised.  To other attacks targeting other sectors (e.g. Operation Troy, Operation High Roller Nightdragon, etc.) it would appear that no sector is immune […]

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, […]