Posts Tagged 'endpoint protection'

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 […]

You, along with the vast majority of companies, use public cloud servers for something. Whether they are your primary service infrastructure, overflow capacity, or emergency backup, this Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is delivering on the promises of reduced costs, greater agility, and enhanced scalability. But there are still questions about security. You need to […]

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 […]

W32/NionSpy is a family of malware that steals information from infected machines and replicates to new machines over networks and removable thumb drives. Aside from stealing keystrokes, passwords, Bitcoins, system information, and files on disk, NionSpy (also known as Mewsei and MewsSpy) can record video (using the webcam), audio (using the microphone), take screenshots, and […]

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 […]