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McAfee software hijacked by banking Trojan

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They say that defence is the best form of attack. There certainly seems to be a growing trend in turning security tools into hacking weapons. The latest example is the subversion of McAfee’s ClickProtect email protection service as a means of implanting the Emotet data-stealing Trojan – which a vehicle… Read more »

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Profitable ransomware industry with a conscience

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Cyber security firm McAfee reports that ransomware attacks have increased by 128% over the past year, with one attacker netting $120m in just six months. Despite these stats, the story has a heart-warming element. On underground forums some of the usually rather more unscrupulous hackers have condemned their peers for… Read more »

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Intel sheds cyber security arm

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As part of its major restructuring programme, Intel is reported to be considering the sale of its cybersecurity arm Intel Security (previously named McAfee – which it acquired in 2011). The chip-maker never quite succeeded in its quest to incorporate McAfee’s cyber security technology into its products and is now… Read more »

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