McAfee's own anti-hacking service exposed users to banking malware

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The purportedly safe link pointed users to a malicious Word document, laden with Emotet banking malware.

 Security firm McAfee has blocked access to malware that appeared to be sent from the company's own network.

 The malware was hosted on a third-party website but was shared via a domain associated with McAfee ClickProtect, an email protection service that the company touts as able to "protect your business from hacking." The service is meant to protect against phishing attacks, malware from links in emails, and prevent users from visiting sites that are known to be high risk.

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