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Ransomware scum straighten ties, invest in good customer service

Word of mouth matters when you're taking users' cash Ransomware scum are investing in customer service processes to get more people paying, according to McAfee's lead scientist and principal engineer Christiaan Beek.…

John McAfee reportedly lands in hospital after attack

The colorful security head says he was in an incident where someone attempted to allegedly "off" him.

McAfee Report Finds New Malware Evolving to Evade ‘Sandboxes’

McAfee Labs June threat report finds that new ransomware malware variants continue to emerge and diversify.

Cisco and McAfee decide users just can’t be trusted not to...

So they've welded Advanced Threat Defense to Email Security Appliances Cisco's adding McAfee's Advanced Threat Defense to platforms supported by its Email Security Appliance platform.…

One kind of Android smartphone ransomware is behind a massive rise...

McAfee Labs report says 244 new threats are detected every minute - and that Android is the target in a boom in ransomware attacks.

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.