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McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks being coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by different groups of varying skills and expertise, all following instructions provided by one malicious actor, McAfee researchers have found.Researchers at McAfee Strategic Intelligence believe the 2012 Shamoon attacks against Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Saudi Aramco and Qatari natural gas company RasGas, the attacks last November against Saudi organizations, and these latest attacks are all the work of hacker groups supported and coordinated by a single actor, and not the efforts of multiple gangs operating independently, said McAfee principal engineer Christiaan Beek and McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by different groups of varying skills and expertise, all following instructions provided by one malicious actor, McAfee researchers have found.Researchers at McAfee Strategic Intelligence believe the 2012 Shamoon attacks against Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Saudi Aramco and Qatari natural gas company RasGas, the attacks last November against Saudi organizations, and the latest attacks are the work of hacker groups supported and coordinated by a single actor, not by multiple gangs operating independently, said McAfee principal engineer Christiaan Beek and McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft Word 0day used to push dangerous Dridex malware on millions

Blast could give a boost to Dridex, one of the Internet's worst bank-fraud threats.

Microsoft Set to Patch New Zero-Day Office Vulnerability

McAfee and FireEye both report a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office that is being actively exploited by attackers.

VU#921560: Microsoft OLE URL Moniker improperly handles remotely-linked HTA data

Microsoft OLE uses the URL Moniker to open application data based on the server-provided MIME type,which can allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

While New Malware Declines Overall, macOS Malware Spikes

According to McAfee Labs, new volumes of malware, ransomware and spam tapered off at the end of 2016, though macOS wasn't as fortunate.

Word zero-day affects all versions of Office and Windows

Somebody at McAfee jumped the gun. Last Friday night McAfee disclosed the inner workings of a particularly pernicious rigged Word document attack — a zero-day involving a linked HTA file. On Saturday FireEye — citing a “recent public disclosure by another company” — gave more details, and revealed that it had been working on the problem with Microsoft for several weeks.It looks like McAfee’s public disclosure forced FireEye’s hand prior to Microsoft’s anticipated fix tomorrow.[ Office 365 vs.

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The exploit appears in a Word doc attached to an email message. When you open the doc (an RTF file with a .doc name extension), it has an embedded link that retrieves an HTA file. (An HTML application is usually wrapped around a VBScript or JScript program.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

OLE-y hell. Bug in MSFT Word allows total PC p0wnage

FireEye, McAfee, disclose over the weekend. Will Microsoft squash it on Patch Tuesday? All eyes will be on Microsoft's April patch run - due tomorrow - to see whether Redmond gets ahead of a nasty Word zero-day that popped up last week.…

Apple Mac OS Malware Spiked in Q4

Malware samples sharply increased for Mac OS devices in Q4 2016 as threat actors expand their targets outside Windows PCs, new McAfee report says.

McAfee is McAfee again, promises security with kum ba yah

This time the plan is security outcomes through togetherness LOGO WATCH  McAfee is McAfee again: the security company that Intel thought was worth US$7.68bn in 2010 and then sold 51 per cent of for $3.1bn in 2016 is now independent once more.…

McAfee’s Back as an Independent Security Firm

Security firm is no longer part of Intel Corp.

McAfee Restarts as an Independent Security Vendor Without Intel

Intel officially completes its spin-out of McAfee, enabling the security vendor to once again be an independent company, focussed on the evolving threat landscape.