Posts Tagged 'endpoint protection'

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of my colleague Rakesh Sharma. Over the past couple of months McAfee Labs has seen an increase in the usage of macros to deliver malware. This kind of malware, as mentioned in previous posts (Dridex, Bartallex), usually arrives as an attached document within a phishing email. Recently […]

Intel Security today released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: May 2015. Along with the usual compilation of threats statistics, it focuses on three key topics: A surge in powerful and clever ransomware that encrypts files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid. New Adobe Flash exploits target the growing number of vulnerabilities that […]

Take the time to detect the attack, isolate the infected machines, and restore them to a known state.  Are you one of the lucky 12%? That is how few companies we surveyed did not experience a successful targeted cyberattack in 2014. If you are one of the few, and think your luck is going to […]

The packaging of malware and malware-construction kits for cybercrime “consumers” has been a long-running trend. Various turnkey kits that cover remote access plus botnet plus stealth functions are available just about anywhere. Ransomware, though very prevalent, has not yet appeared in force in easy-to-deploy kits. But now we have Tox–and it’s free.       […]

In recent days, much has been said and written around the recently disclosed “Venom” vulnerability. It is important to fully understand the real-world severity of vulnerabilities such as Venom. Although the threat is potentially severe and certainly interesting (it is in a class of relatively rare guest escapes from virtual machines), one has to take into […]