Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Writing, Selling Banking Malware

Marcus Hutchins, a 24-year-old blogger and malware researcher arrested in 2017 for allegedly authoring and selling malware designed to steal online banking credentials, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy and to making, selling or advertising illegal wiretapping devices. Marcus Hutchins, just after he was revealed as the security expert who stopped the WannaCry […]

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Researchers Find Clues for Dramatically Reducing IDS Traffic Volume

Research at military labs and Towson University shows that identifying malicious activity may require much less captured data than has been the case. Researchers at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, the Army’s corporate research laboratory (ARL), and Towson University have jointly developed techniques that should allow analysts to identify threats […]

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Russia Hacked Clinton’s Computers Five Hours After Trump’s Call

Mueller report finds that in July 2016, after then-candidate Donald Trump publicly called for Russia to “find the 30,000 emails,” Russian agents targeted Hillary Clinton’s personal office with cyberattacks. While the Mueller report did not find evidence that Donald Trump or his campaign knowingly coordinated with Russia to target the computers and data of Hillary […]

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Cyber Security Today: Beware of fake Notre Dame donation sites, protect domain name servers and iPhone users being tricked

Fake Notre Dame rebuilding donation sites are looking for money,  better protect domain name servers and how iPhone users being tricked Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday April 19th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanda.com. To hear the podcast, click on the arrow below: Criminals try to exploit whatever’s hot […]

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Cisco Issues 31 Mid-April Security Alerts

Among them, two are critical and six are of high importance. A busy month for Cisco router owners got busier yesterday when the networking giant introduced 31 new advisories and alerts. These announcements came on top of 11 high- and medium-impact vulnerabilities announced earlier in the month. Of the 31 alerts, 23 are of medium […]

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IoT Zero-Days – Is Belkin WeMo Smart Plug the Next Malware Target?

Effective malware is typically developed with intention, targeting specific victims using either known or unknown vulnerabilities to achieve its primary functions. In this blog, we will explore a vulnerability submitted by McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) and investigate a piece of malware that recently incorporated similar vulnerabilities. The takeaway from this blog is the increasing […]

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Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

The crooks responsible for launching phishing campaigns that netted dozens of employees and more than 100 computer systems last month at Wipro, India’s third-largest IT outsourcing firm, also appear to have targeted a number of other competing providers, including Infosys and Cognizant, new evidence suggests. The clues so far suggest the work of a fairly […]

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Why McAfee is Supporting the University of Guelph’s New Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence Degree Program

McAfee has a rich history in helping to shape the industry’s response to the ever-changing threat landscape.  We started as a pioneer in cybersecurity over three decades ago. Today, we are the device to cloud cybersecurity market leader, supporting consumers to small and large enterprises to governments. But we don’t do this on our own. […]

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