4 Tactics Cybercriminals Are Using to Steal From Us

Today McAfee Labs™ released the McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2013, which reported that the cybercriminal community is using four main tactics to steal our identities, and our money. As consumers, it’s critical that we are aware of the ways the hackers are trying to attack us and here’s the four main ways:

1. Malicious apps on Android-based mobile devices
2. Infecting websites to distribute malware
Holding your devices hostage with ransomware
4. Sending spam promoting fake pharmaceutical drug offers


1. Malicious apps for Android
This quarter nearly 18,000 new Android malware samples were added to the McAfee Labs database. Most of this growth is from malicious apps that are designed to steal your information, spy on your phone activities, or take your money. Halfway through 2013, McAfee Labs has already collected almost as many mobile malware samples as it did in all of 2012.

The motivation for…

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