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Hackers out of 14-year-old Winrar vulnerability from

Hackers out of 14-year-old Winrar vulnerability from

A last month discovered zero day leak in Winrar is meanwhile being exploited by hackers. This allows them to install malware unnoticed on systems with an old version of the software. All versions of Winrar for Edition 5.70 contain a loophole that allows hackers to bypass Windows' built-in security a... Read more

date5 years ago
McAfee: New vulnerabilities in smart home appliances

McAfee: New vulnerabilities in smart home appliances

Various vulnerabilities have been found in two smart home devices. This includes a smart lock and an internet-connected coffee machine. Because of the vulnerabilities, the devices are relatively easy to manipulate for malicious parties, according to security specialist McAfee. The vulnerabilities we... Read more

date5 years ago
Ransomware Anatova detected in the Netherlands and Belgium

Ransomware Anatova detected in the Netherlands and Belgium

McAfee researchers report they've found a new type of ransomware. The ransomware is aimed at consumers worldwide and is given the name Anatovabased on the name found in the ransomware. Anatova has also been spotted in the Netherlands and Belgium. Anatova was found in a private peer-to-peer network a... Read more

date5 years ago
“Ryuk-ransomware is Russian-made.

“Ryuk-ransomware is Russian-made.

Researchers from Crowdstrike, FireEye and McAfee Labs argue that the ransomware called Ryuk is made in Russia. Earlier it was thought that the ransomware had been developed and used by North Koreans. Silicon Angle, among others, writes about the findings. Ryuk was discovered last summer and managed ... Read more

date5 years ago
D-Link launches new Exo mesh line in collaboration with McAfee

D-Link launches new Exo mesh line in collaboration with McAfee

D-Link has presented a new series of Exo-routers and Extenders, which also support mesh networking. The company is working with McAfee on this series to secure the devices. That's what AnandTech writes. The Exo series was first unveiled in early 2016. Since then, traditional middle-of-the-road speci... Read more

date5 years ago

Cryptomining and IoT malware up 70 percent in the third quarter.

The digital underworld generated 480 new threats per minute in the third quarter of 2018. That's what the new McAfee Labs Threats Report of December this year says. Malware for the Internet of Things (IoT) increased by 73 percent, malware for cryptographic currency mines by 71 percent. "Cybercrimin... Read more

date5 years ago
“Intel wants to sell McAfee

“Intel wants to sell McAfee

Investor and venture capitalist Thoma Bravo has started discussions to acquire security company McAfee from TPG Capital and Intel. The talks have only just begun, but it seems that Thoma Bravo's bid is already much higher than the company's current value. That's what news agency Reuters reports on t... Read more

date5 years ago
Global hack campaign focuses on nuclear and energy companies

Global hack campaign focuses on nuclear and energy companies

A global hack campaign called Operation Sharpshooter focuses on nuclear, defence, energy and financial companies. That's what McAfee says in a new report. The campaign has already infiltrated dozens of companies, mainly in the United States and other English-speaking countries. The hackers post rogu... Read more

date5 years ago
McAfee predicts more collaborations between cybercriminals by 2019

McAfee predicts more collaborations between cybercriminals by 2019

McAfee released his Threats Prediction Report for 2019. It identifies various cyber security trends for 2019 and looks at how these trends will shape the threat landscape in 2019. Malware as a service is expected to gain in popularity, making attack methods more innovative and agile. Company data an... Read more

date5 years ago
Ransomware as a Service Kraken focuses arrows on new victims

Ransomware as a Service Kraken focuses arrows on new victims

Kraken, a Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) operation, uses a new exploit kit to create victims. According to new research by McAfee and Recorded Future, it is difficult to protect against that combination. With ransomware, files or an entire device are encrypted. Access can only be regained if the rig... Read more

date5 years ago
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