Posts Tagged 'email and web security'

Microsoft Office scripting malware has become more and more common and aggressive lately as malware authors constantly develop new techniques to evade detection and deceive users. This kind of malware, as mentioned in previous posts, usually arrives as an attached document within a phishing email. After the “document” is opened, it downloads the second-stage payload, […]

In recent weeks, McAfee Labs has seen a rise in the W97MDownloader malware, which comes with a macro downloader embedded in doc files. One of the malware families that serves these embedded macros is Bartallex, whose appearances have increased significantly during this period. The following chart shows the recent trend for the family:   Background […]

When social media really took off about 10 years ago, I think many of us assumed that it might just provide the perfect platform for true freedom of expression. But has this really happened? Are we sharing our convictions and opinions on our Twitter feeds and Facebook pages? Apparently not. A study conducted by The […]

Microsoft is on a roll with its cloud strategy. In the past two quarters, the software giant has posted triple-digit revenue growth for its cloud-based application services, driven largely by its Office 365 application suite and email services. Office 365 is driving much of Microsoft’s commercial and consumer cloud growth, and that’s not expected to […]

Why are data breaches so commonplace?  Whether the attacks are against the energy sector as reported July 2014[i] with over 1,000 energy companies in North America and Europe reported to have been compromised.  To other attacks targeting other sectors (e.g. Operation Troy, Operation High Roller Nightdragon, etc.) it would appear that no sector is immune […]