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McAfee has linked a series of cyber-attacks in Saudi Arabia to a common malicious actor rather than to individual cyber gangs in the region. McAfee Strategic Intelligence researchers, working closely with McAfee’s Advanced Programs Group, have released evidence that a series of cyber-attacks targeting the Persian Gulf and, specifically, Saudia Arabia between 2012 and the …

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“Trojanization” of Legit Apps on the Rise

Intel Security today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: December 2016. The report’s third key topic illustrates how attackers are creating difficult-to-detect malware by infecting legitimate code with Trojans and leveraging that legitimacy to remain hidden as long as possible. Author Craig Schmugar of McAfee Labs also recommends policies and procedures that will help protect …

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2016: A Year at Ransom

This week’s McAfee Labs Threats Report: December 2016 provides an overview of how ransomware has evolved over the course of 2016, and how the industry has responded. Through the end of Q3, the number of new ransomware samples this year totaled 3,860,603, an increase of 80% since the beginning of the year. Beyond volume, ransomware exhibited notable …

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No More Ransom Adds Law Enforcement Partners From 13 Countries

  Intel Security and Kaspersky Labs today announced that 13 law enforcement agencies have joined No More Ransom, a partnership between cybersecurity industry and law enforcement organizations to provide ransomware victims education and decryption tools through www.nomoreransom.org. Intel Security, Kaspersky Labs, Dutch National Police, and Europol will be joined by members from Bosnia and Herzegovina, …

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Unregulated at Any Speed: DoT’s Cybersecurity Policy for Self-Driving Cars

Despite headlines, hype, and hysteria, US government rightly chooses cybersecurity guidance over regulation. The Obama administration today unveiled its long-awaited safety policy for self-driving or automated vehicles (AVs). Despite the recent tragic death of a passenger travelling in a Tesla-built AV, and persistent discussions of spectacular cyber-sabotage scenarios, the government chose a wise, sober course …