Posts Tagged 'endpoint protection'

Malware is working hard to undermine and punish those who employ security sandboxes. Meanwhile, security innovators are working hard to stay one step ahead. Security sandboxes are a crucial tool in the battle against the constantly evolving efforts of malware writers. Suspicious files can be placed in a digital sandbox, in which security can watch, look, […]

Be afraid. Seriously. Ransomware is growing up fast, causing painful disruptions across the Internet, and it will get much worse in 2015. Ransomware is the criminal activity of taking hostage a victim’s important digital files and demanding a ransom payment to return access to the rightful owner. In most cases files are never removed, simply […]

Cybercriminals have fully embraced ransomware. This specific form of malware encrypts files and extorts money from victims, and is a favorite among criminals. Ransomware is easy to develop, simple to execute, and does a very good job of compelling victims to pay to regain access to their precious files or systems. Almost anyone and every business is a potential […]

Malware development continues to remain healthy. Intel Security Group’s McAfee Labs Threat Report: August 2015 shows malware’s quarterly growth at 12% for the second quarter of 2015. The overall count of known unique malware samples has reached a mesmerizing 433 million.   Oddly, this confirms a very stable trend. For many years malware detection rates have […]

For several weeks after we released the McAfee Labs Threats Report, May 2015, in which we discussed the topic of ransomware in depth, we frequently saw the same questions: “Why is ransomware increasing, and why is it so successful? In our report we offered a few answers to this question. We’d like to zoom in […]