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2013-01-11 05:00:36

A recent report released by McAfee Labs warns that hackers may attack dozens of banks in the United States early next year. Utica College is preparing students for the front lines of the war against these kinds of attacks through its online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in cybersecurity. Utica, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 A recent report released by McAfee Labs warns that hackers may attack dozens of banks in the United States early next year. This real and accelerating threat...

2012-11-14 12:28:48

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the holiday season kicks-off and Cyber Monday approaches, a new survey released by National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and McAfee reveals that online shoppers should take extra measures to secure their purchases on the Web. While Americans are increasingly relying on Internet connected devices to browse online stores, research products and goods, and make purchases, the survey shows that a majority (90%) do not feel completely safe...

Malware Attacks At Four Year High
2012-09-05 11:52:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Malware attacks have skyrocketed at the fastest pace in four years, according to a second-quarter Threat Report by security software maker McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel. The firm said it had found more than 8 million new kinds of malware during the second quarter, a 23 percent increase from the previous quarter. There are now more than 90 million unique strands of malware in existence, including new threats like mobile...

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2010-09-10 10:45:00

A virus disguised as a PDF or WMV document started running rampant throughout the U.S. on Thursday, and ABC/Disney, NASA, Google, Coca-Cola, AIG, Comcast, Proctor and Gamble, and Wells Fargo are among its victims, according to BBC News and TheWrap.com reports. The W32/VBMania@MM or "Here You Have"¦" Virus - as investigators at McAfee Labs have dubbed it because of one of the most common email subject lines used to spread the worm - is contained in an executable disguised as a link to a...

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2010-08-20 07:38:29

McAfee's list of the most dangerous online celebrities, include Cameron Diaz and Julia Roberts in the top spots, according to the computer security firm on Thursday.Diaz took the top spot just ahead of box office superstar Julia Roberts when it came to cyber criminals using their names to lure Internet users to fake websites infected with dangerous malicious software.The "Most Dangerous Celebrities" list also included sexy supermodels in high-ranking positions.US President Barack Obama and...

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2009-12-31 05:55:00

According to Web security company McAfee Labs, social networking sites will face an increase in complex and sophisticated hacks in 2010. With the fear of new attacks on the rise, law enforcement is expected to up its game on cyber crime as well. The increased use of applications found on Facebook and other services allows cyber criminals an easy way to attack users. They "will take advantage of friends trusting friends to click links they might otherwise treat cautiously," McAfee said....