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On October 2 at Virus Bulletin’s VB2015 conference in Prague, Virus Bulletin Editor Martijn Grooten announced that Anand Bodke, Abhishek Karnik, Sanchit Karve, and Raj Samani from McAfee Labs have won the Péter Ször Award. The award is given annually for the best piece of technical security research published during the year. Sanchit Karve accepts […]

This post was prepared with the invaluable assistance of Rakesh Sharma. In recent weeks, McAfee Labs has analyzed a recently discovered banking Trojan that combines elements from multiple malware tools. Shifu has circulated since April, and attacks primarily Japanese banks. Installation This malware arrives as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded […]

Malware is working hard to undermine and punish those who employ security sandboxes. Meanwhile, security innovators are working hard to stay one step ahead. Security sandboxes are a crucial tool in the battle against the constantly evolving efforts of malware writers. Suspicious files can be placed in a digital sandbox, in which security can watch, look, […]

Be afraid. Seriously. Ransomware is growing up fast, causing painful disruptions across the Internet, and it will get much worse in 2015. Ransomware is the criminal activity of taking hostage a victim’s important digital files and demanding a ransom payment to return access to the rightful owner. In most cases files are never removed, simply […]

The practice of using maliciously signed binaries continues to grow. Digitally signing malware with legitimate credentials is an easy way to make victims believe that what they are downloading, seeing, and installing is safe. That is exactly what the malware writers want you to believe. But it is not true. Through the use of stolen […]