Posts Tagged 'endpoint protection'

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 […]

This post was written by Haifei Li of Intel Security and Xiaoning Li of Intel Labs. Microsoft Office documents play an important role in our work and personal lives. In the last couple years, unfortunately, we have seen a number of exploits, especially some critical zero-day attacks, delivered as Office documents. Here are a couple […]

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 […]