McAfee says malware on the rise

Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs, says attacks that have traditionally been seen on PCs are now making their way to other devices. 

“In Q2 we saw techniques such as ransomware and drive-by downloads targeting mobile.”

The McAfee report says ransomware has become popular avenue for cybercriminals. Damage can range from loss of photos and personal files for home users to data encryption and demands for money for large enterprises. 

Ransomware is especially problematic as it can hold computers and data hostage, instantly damaging machines.

Weafer says the latest report highlights the need for protection on all devices that may be used to access the internet.

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