Posts Tagged 'malware'

The practice of using maliciously signed binaries continues to grow. Digitally signing malware with legitimate credentials is an easy way to make victims believe that what they are downloading, seeing, and installing is safe. That is exactly what the malware writers want you to believe. But it is not true. Through the use of stolen […]

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 […]

August 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the announcement that Intel would acquire McAfee. For those of us who have been here since that day, it’s been an incredible ride. In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2015, published today, we look back at those past five years and compare what we expected to happen […]

Mitigating the Dridex threat at multiple levels like file, registry, url and ip address can be achieved at various layers of McAfee security products. Browse the product guidelines available here (click Knowledge Center, and select Product Documentation from the Support Content list) to mitigate the threats based on the behavior described below in the Characteristics and […]