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McAfee Labs has recently observed a new variant of ransomware that relies on the open-source program GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) to encrypt data. GnuPG is a hybrid-encryption software program that uses a combination of conventional symmetric-key cryptography for speed and public-key cryptography to ease the secure key exchange. Although ransomware using GnuPG to encrypt files ...
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Ransomware, the type of malware that can infect your computers and devices, lock you out of your own files, and demand a ransom to unlock them, is growing rapidly in both incidents and sophistication. In some cases, ransomware is even used as a cover to distract from more serious attacks, so it’s important for everyone ...
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The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team recently analyzed a ransomware-as-a-service threat that is available for free and without registration. This malware was first seen in July 2017 with the extension .shifr. It has now appeared in recent detections with the extension .cypher. Ransomware-as-a-Service Ransomware-as-a-service is a cybercrime economic model that allows malware developers to earn money ...
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McAfee is leading the way enterprises protect against emerging threats such as BadRabbit ransomware, remediate complex security issues, and combat attacks with an intelligent end-to-end security platform that provides adaptable and continuous protection as a part of the threat defense life cycle. McAfee had zero-day protection for components of the initial BadRabbit attack in the ...
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