MCAFEE REPORT EXAMINES CYBERCRIMINAL UNDERGROUND

McAfee Labs sees 480 new threats per minute in Q3 2018; Cryptominers leverage IoT devices; Financial sector sees 20% increase in data breaches Key Findings McAfee researchers analyze cybercriminal markets and secret forums; reveal tactics, targets New IoT device malware grows 73% in Q3; total IoT malware up 203% in last four quarters Cryptomining malware increases 71%; miners leverage lax security, volume of IoT devices New mobile malware decreases 24%; cybercriminals leverage fake game cheats, dating apps Financial sector data breaches increase 20%; banking Trojans take uncommon approaches Spam botnnets spew “sextortion” scams; threaten to reveal victim web browsing habits … Continue reading MCAFEE REPORT EXAMINES CYBERCRIMINAL UNDERGROUND

McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report

By Raj Samani Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow, Advanced Threat Research As 2018 draws to a close, we should perhaps be grateful that the year has not been entirely dominated by ransomware, although the rise of the GandCrab and SamSam variants show that the threat remains active. Our predictions for 2019 move away from simply providing an assessment on the rise or fall of a particular threat, and instead focus on current rumblings we see in the cybercriminal underground that we expect to grow into trends and subsequently threats in the wild. We have witnessed greater collaboration among cybercriminals exploiting … Continue reading McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report

McAfee Labs Sees Cryptocurrency Mining Surge Continue in Second Quarter

McAfee Researchers Analyze Cryptomining Malware Trend, Windows 10 Cortana Vulnerabilities, Blockchain Attack Vectors, Mobile Billing Fraud Apps, and the Weaponization of Vulnerability Exploits NEWS HIGHLIGHTS McAfee Labs sees cryptocurrency mining malware increase 86% in Q2 2018 Malware designed to exploit patchable vulnerabilities rose 151% Mobile malware accelerates for second successive quarter with 27% JavaScript malware increases 204% as PowerShell malware slows McAfee identifies security issues in Windows Cortana, Google Play and Blockchain McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2018, examining the growth and trends of new cyber threats in Q2 2018. In the … Continue reading McAfee Labs Sees Cryptocurrency Mining Surge Continue in Second Quarter

McAfee Labs Sees Criminals “Infect and Collect” in Cryptocurrency Mining Surge

Cryptocurrency Mining and Cryptojacking Offer Cybercriminals Lower Risk, Higher Efficacy, Ease of Monetization of Efforts; Adding Passive Exploitation to Portolio of Ransomware Extortion, Data Breach Theft, and Fraud McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2018, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q1 2018. McAfee Labs saw on average five new threat samples every second, including growth in cryptojacking and other cryptocurrency mining malware, and notable campaigns demonstrating a deliberate drive to technically improve upon the most sophisticate established attacks of 2017. “There were new revelations this … Continue reading McAfee Labs Sees Criminals “Infect and Collect” in Cryptocurrency Mining Surge