McAfee Labs Report Sees Known #Exploits and Fileless #Malware Drive Record New #Malware #Surge

McAfee, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies, today released its McAfee Labs Threat Report: December 2017, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q3 2017. McAfee Labs saw malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples—four new samples per second—featuring developments such as…

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HACKERS USE #SEO #KEYWORDS TO SPREAD #MALWARE

In a novel attack method, hackers have been exploiting previously compromised sites and SEO methods to infect users with a banking Trojan. Researchers have discovered that threat actors have been exploiting Google algorithms in order to inject users’ devices with banking malware. So far, the research has determined that hackers utilized…

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Hacking, #malware top #data breach #incidents

Hacking or malware accounted for 34% of the 2,013 data breach incidents addressed by Beazley Breach Response Services during the first three-quarters of this year, London-based Beazley P.L.C. said in a report Tuesday. The breach response unit said in its Beazley Breach Insights Report – October 2017 that this was…

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Hackers #target security #researchers with #malware-laden document

State-backed hackers are apparently targeting security researchers with their latest campaign, which uses a document advertising a cybersecurity conference as the lure. Security researchers are being sent a malicious document titled ‘Conference_on_Cyber_Conflict.doc’, which contains information about a US security conference. While the conference is real, the document is not from…

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The Age of Modern Mac Malware

Apple fans might remember 2010 mostly for the launch of the iPad, rather than the Boonana Trojan that hit Macs the same year. Boonana was one of the first pieces of malware to leverage the increased popularity of social media networks like Facebook to spread itself from one wall to…

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