Sunday, May 27, 2018
EMEA Attack Dwell Time Hits 175 Days

EMEA Attack Dwell Time Hits 175 Days

EMEA Attack Dwell Time Hits 175 DaysEMEA organizations take around 2.5 months longer to spot hackers inside their networks than the global average, but are getting better at discovering breaches internally, according to FireEye. The security vendor’s annual M-Trends report put the global median dwell time at 101 days, growing to 175 days for EMEA,…
Building a Sustainable Model for Cybersecurity Talent

Building a Sustainable Model for Cybersecurity Talent

Depending on whose study you believe, there is going to be a shortage of 1.5 million or more cybersecurity professionals in 2020. As McAfee re-emerged from Intel as an independent company, we have stood up our own fusion of converged physical and security operations center (SOC) functions in the past nine months. We have been very…
Grindr Under Fire for Sharing HIV Status of Users

Grindr Under Fire for Sharing HIV Status of Users

Grindr Under Fire for Sharing HIV Status of UsersSame-sex dating app Grindr has said it will stop sharing users’ HIV status after it was revealed that the details were shared with third-party analytics companies. According to initial research by Antoine Pultier, a researcher at SINTEF, and verified by Buzzfeed News, Grindr shared HIV status along…
Today’s Connected Cars Vulnerable to Hacking, Malware

Today’s Connected Cars Vulnerable to Hacking, Malware

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team recently published an article about threats to automobiles on the French site JournalAuto.com. Connected cars are growing rapidly in number and represent the next big step in personal transportation. Auto sales are expected to triple between 2017 and 2022, to US$155.9 billion from $52.5 billion, according to PwC France.…
Under Armour's MyFitnessPal Sees 150 Million Accounts Compromised

Under Armour's MyFitnessPal Sees 150 Million Accounts Compromised

Under Armour's MyFitnessPal Sees 150 Million Accounts CompromisedThe MyFitnessPal virtual health and wellness assistant has copped to a data breach affecting 150 million accounts; hackers made off with user names, email addresses and bcrypt-hashed passwords. While details of how hackers exploited the accounts are still emerging, this appears to be the largest data breach of…
The Tortoise and The Hare Part II: May 25th is a Friday, or Great Data Protection Rocks even after Memorial Day

The Tortoise and The Hare Part II: May 25th is a...

At one point in my career, I was responsible for launching massive websites.  We’d talk about when and how we flip the switch to launch the new website.  At least once during every project someone would ask me who got to flip the switch, as though we would have a dignitary (or them?) do it. …
College Kids Turn to Crypto-Mining, Riddling Higher-Ed Networks

College Kids Turn to Crypto-Mining, Riddling Higher-Ed Networks

College Kids Turn to Crypto-Mining, Riddling Higher-Ed NetworksThe higher-education landscape has become a fertile field for growing crypto-mining revenue. College students are crypto-mining from their dorm rooms, while outside actors are targeting their online activities for web-based attacks. According to Vectra’s 2018 RSA Conference Edition of its Attacker Behavior Industry Report, higher education is a…
Seven Android Apps Infected With Adware, Downloaded Over 500,000 Times

Seven Android Apps Infected With Adware, Downloaded Over 500,000 Times

The amount we use our apps and the amount of apps we use has shown no signs of slowing. And as the McAfee Labs Threats Report: March 2018 tells us, mobile malware has shown no signs of slowing either. Now, a tricky Android malware dubbbed Andr/HiddnAd-AJ is adding to the plethora of mobile strains out…
GoScanSSH Malware Avoids US Military, South Korea Targets

GoScanSSH Malware Avoids US Military, South Korea Targets

GoScanSSH Malware Avoids US Military, South Korea TargetsA new strain of malware that targets vulnerable Linux-based systems is loose in the wild, with an interesting habit of avoiding government and military networks. Dubbed GoScanSSH (a mash-up of its hallmarks: its Golang-based coding, its ability to scan for new hosts from infected machines, and use of…
Over 150 Million MyFitnessPal Accounts Impacted by Massive Data Breach

Over 150 Million MyFitnessPal Accounts Impacted by Massive Data Breach

Maintaining our health is a priority for many of us. So it’s only natural that in the modern digital age, we’ve developed thousands of health apps and gadgets to help monitor our fitness and keep us on track. One of the most popular health apps out there is MyFitnessPal, with which users share their daily…

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