Posts Tagged 'advanced persistent threats'

Malicious attacks with firmware privileges can compromise an entire system, so it is especially important to apply measures to reduce the risks. Breaking hypervisor isolation and attacking — or exploiting — neighbouring virtual machines is a prominent goal of cyber criminals. At the Black Hat USA 2015 and DEF CON 23 conferences, a group of […]

This post was written by Haifei Li of Intel Security and Xiaoning Li of Intel Labs. Microsoft Office documents play an important role in our work and personal lives. In the last couple years, unfortunately, we have seen a number of exploits, especially some critical zero-day attacks, delivered as Office documents. Here are a couple […]

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 […]

Organizations and enterprises today are more aware than ever of the dangers posed by cybercriminals and advanced persistent threats (APTs). So, how can they fight back against these online threats in a situation where one size never fits all? One solution that we tout in our ‘When Minutes Count’ report: stretch your Security Information and […]

They say you can’t protect what you can’t see, and in the days when servers were housed in on-premises data centers, that certainly was the case. Now, with servers and workloads flowing to virtual or cloud environments, we’re experiencing new and unique challenges that were previously unprecedented. This shift in events brings us to ask […]