Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary – Part II Welcome back to our primer! As you may recall, our previous blog focused on cyber vocabulary for the benefit of Internet users. For many of you, these terms may already ring a bell, but we are explaining it to clarify any doubts that may cross […]

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 […]

The F.B.I. and Justice Department are investigating whether or not officials associated with the St. Louis Cardinals gained unauthorized access to networks belonging to the Houston Astros, a rival baseball team. If the accusations hold true it would represent the first known case of corporate espionage through hacking between professional sports teams, according to The […]

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a handful of data breaches at the nation’s leading retailers, restaurants, hobby shops and more. These breaches were typically due to cybercriminals’ hacking of companies’ point of sales systems. As the breaches grew in severity, companies’ internal cybersecurity efforts within these industries thankfully increased, leading to a decrease […]

Intel Security today released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: May 2015. Along with the usual compilation of threats statistics, it focuses on three key topics: A surge in powerful and clever ransomware that encrypts files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid. New Adobe Flash exploits target the growing number of vulnerabilities that […]