Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

At McAfee Labs we recently observed various threat families using the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS). This practice is not new, but our analysis shows that several malware families are employing the same technique to hide their packed executable code. Usually every malware family uses its own polymorphic packers to obfuscate its payload. In this […]

Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, partners in the project NoMoreRansom, are pleased to announce today the availability of a decryption tool for victims of the Wildfire variant of ransomware. This tool is available following successful collaboration with the Dutch police and the European Cybercrime Centre. This strong public-private partnership has led to the seizure of […]

Yesterday at work, I received a call on my cell phone while in a meeting and did not answer. The number was not familiar, but the caller left a little present, a tax fraud phishing voicemail. These calls were very common as recently as six months ago and a huge annoyance to people in California and […]

Starting college marks the first of many adulting firsts — first dorm room, first roommate, first no-curfew-on-a-school-night — indeed, there are so many mind-blowing firsts to celebrate and enjoy. Unfortunately, going from mom and dad’s house to your own domain with new tech habits also opens up your personal information. So, along with Freshman English and […]

McAfee Labs has recently analyzed Version 2 of Cerber, one of the leading ransomware programs. Cerber infects systems via social media tricks such as spam email with malicious links or documents, malvertising campaigns, exploits of vulnerable websites, and also takes advantages of exploit kits like Angler, Nuclear, and others. During our analysis of the new […]