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Scammers Impersonating Windows Defender To Push Malicious Windows Apps
17th May 2021 [22 hours ago] from McAfee Labs
Summary points: Scammers are increasingly using Windows Push Notifications to impersonate legitimate alerts Recent campaigns pose as a Windows Defender Update Victims end up allowing the installation of a malicious Windows Application...
Access Token Theft And Manipulation Attacks – A Door To Local Privilege Escalation
16th May 2021 [3 days ago] from McAfee Labs
Executive Summary Many malware attacks designed to inflict damage on a network are armed with lateral movement capabilities. Post initial infection, such malware would usually need to perform a higher privileged task or execute a privileged...
Clever Billing Fraud Applications On Google Play: Etinu
16th May 2021 [3 days ago] from McAfee Labs
A new wave of fraudulent apps has made its way to the Google Play store, targeting Android users in Southwest Asia and the Arabian Peninsula as well—to the tune of more than 700,000 downloads before detection by McAfee Mobile Research...
McAfee Defenders Blog: Reality Check For Your Defenses
16th May 2021 [3 days ago] from McAfee Labs
Welcome to reality Ever since I started working in IT Security more than 10 years ago, I wondered, what helps defend against malware the best? This simple question does not stand on its own, as there are several follow-up questions to...
Netop Vision Pro – Distance Learning Software Is 20/20 In Hindsight
16th May 2021 [3 days ago] from McAfee Labs
The McAfee Labs Advanced Threat Research team is committed to uncovering security issues in both software and hardware to help developers provide safer products for businesses and consumers. We recently investigated software installed...
McAfee Defender’s Blog: Operation Dianxun
16th May 2021 [3 days ago] from McAfee Labs
Operation Dianxun Overview In a recent report the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) Strategic Intelligence team disclosed an espionage campaign, targeting telecommunication companies, named Operation Diànxùn. The tactics, techniques...
Operation Diànxùn: Cyberespionage Campaign Targeting Telecommunication Companies
16th May 2021 [3 days ago] from McAfee Labs
In this report the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) Strategic Intelligence team details an espionage campaign, targeting telecommunication companies, dubbed Operation Diànxùn. In this attack, we discovered malware using similar...
DarkSide Ransomware Victims Sold Short
14th May 2021 [4 days ago] from McAfee Labs
Over the past week we have seen a considerable body of work focusing on DarkSide, the ransomware responsible for the recent gas pipeline shutdown. Many of the excellent technical write-ups will detail how it operates an affiliate model...
Major HTTP Vulnerability In Windows Could Lead To Wormable Exploit
12th May 2021 [6 days ago] from McAfee Labs
Today, Microsoft released a highly critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-31166) in its web server http.sys. This product is a Windows-only HTTP server which can be run standalone or in conjunction with IIS (Internet Information Services) and...
“Fool’s Gold”: Questionable Vaccines, Bogus Results, And Forged Cards
11th May 2021 [8 days ago] from McAfee Labs
Preface Countries all over the world are racing to achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19 by vaccinating their populations. From the initial lockdown to the cancellation of events and the prohibition of business travel, to the...
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