Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

Attacks by macro malware carrying ransomware are growing, as we have recently reported on Blog Central here and here. Now McAfee Labs researchers have witnessed a new variant of macro malware that employs fudging techniques such as virtual machine awareness, sandbox awareness, and more. Since early March we have seen macro malware using high-obfuscation algorithms to protect itself […]

Mystery shopping can be exhilarating. It’s almost like the life of a spy, as you send secret details back to an elusive source, while they pay for every luxury. But it’s not all glamorous. While many mystery shopping gigs are indeed legitimate, participants can sometimes become victims of double-crossing, targeted by criminals seeking to rob […]

It’s just too easy. To purchase anything, from anyone, at any time online, that is. And, when things are easy, a false sense of comfort sets in and that can spell disaster for anyone not paying close attention to their money. No one is more prone to financial calamity than kids growing up today in […]

Hotels go to great lengths to be your home away from home. Therefore, the last thing they, and you, want to occur is theft. For hotels, physical theft is fairly easy to defend against. Digital theft, as customers of Trump Hotels may be finding out, is a different story. The Trump Hotel Collection has likely […]

At McAfee Labs we recently received a low-profile ransomware called LeChiffre. Unlike ransomware that is distributed by a spam campaign or downloaded by other malware, this sample needs to be run manually on a victim’s machine to encrypt files. As we analyzed this ransomware, we found that we could unlock all LeChiffre-encrypted files without having to pay […]