Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2014, Intel Security predicted nine major threats that would occur in 2015. Regarding ransomware, we said this: “Ransomware will evolve its methods of propagation, encryption, and the targets it seeks.” Almost immediately, we began to see a huge rise in ransomware, especially with the family CTB-Locker, followed by […]

On April 8, the takedown operation for the polymorphic botnet known as Beebone successfully concluded. This action redirected traffic from infected hosts to a sinkhole operated by the Shadowserver Foundation. In addition to halting additional infections and the continued morphing of the W32/Worm-AAEH worm, the sinkhole allows McAfee Labs and other partners in the takedown […]

In October of 2000, we were introduced to the film “Pay It Forward.” The central idea of the heartwarming movie is that one good deed should beget three others, and the world will be a better place for it. That same idea is constantly at play in the cybersecurity world, but instead of good deeds, […]

Since the beginning of the year we have seen a spike in ransomware including the emergence of new ransomware families. One family that has recently resurfaced is Vaultcrypt. This variant both tidies up after itself and steals web page login data. Infection vector The malware arrives on a victim’s machine through a spam email containing […]

We recently had a credit card fraud situation in our house. Not only was it very concerning but very time consuming. It literally took hours: cancelling payments and then re-establishing them again with the gym, the schools and array of transport cards. And the worst thing – having to wait until the new cards arrived […]