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2016 Will Be Remembered As “The Year of Ransomware”

Advanced Persistent Threat 2016 December 16 0 comments

It has been a rather eventful fall at Intel Security!

In late August, Intel security researchers joined with global law enforcement agencies to take down the WildFire ransomware botnet. In addition to assisting with the takedown, Intel Security developed a free tool that decrypts files encrypted by WildFire. Learn more about the WildFire ransomware and how to recover from it.

On September 7, it was announced that Intel Security will be partially spun off from Intel next spring, creating one of the largest independent pure-play cybersecurity companies in the industry. Although Intel will still own 49% of Intel Security, the majority will be owned by TPG, a leading alternative asset company. We will once again be known as McAfee.

Chris Young, Intel Security’s Senior Vice President and General Manager since 2014, will become CEO of the new McAfee. Our corporate product strategy, announced at the FOCUS 15 Security Conference last year, will not change. We believe that this change will position McAfee for enhanced focus, innovation, and growth. Exciting times!

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