TrickBot is Dead. Long Live TrickBot!

TrickBot is Dead. Long Live TrickBot!

by Liviu ARSENE, from Bitdefender Labs , on 23.11.2020

TrickBot still crawls despite law enforcement kneecapping operation. It’s operators are scrambling to restore the botnet back to its former glory, Bitdefender researchers have found. An analysis of samples reveals updated communication mechanisms, new C2 infrastructure that uses Mikrotik routers, and packed modules TrickBot has arguably been one of the most popular Trojans for the […] read more

Despite Security Concerns, Connected Medical Device Use Soars

Despite Security Concerns, Connected Medical Device Use Soars

by Business Insights , on 23.11.2020

The benefits of connected medical devices outweigh the risks. While healthcare organizations know what steps they must take to secure these devices, the right precautions aren't taken too often. Security deficiencies include lack of network segmentation, poor implementation of encryption and protocols. read more

The Cost of Cybersecurity Incidents Is on the Rise, Mainly Due to Human Error or Systems Failure

The Cost of Cybersecurity Incidents Is on the Rise, Mainly Due to Human Error or Systems Failure

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 20.11.2020

The number of cyber insurance claims is on the rise since 2016 Business interruption is more expensive than the incident itself Ransomware is responsible for more than $100 billion in losses read more

Ransomware Downtime Costs Doubled Since 2019, MSPs Report

Ransomware Downtime Costs Doubled Since 2019, MSPs Report

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 19.11.2020

Remote work and cloud computing contribute to increase in ransomware attacks Healthcare industry most vulnerable during pandemic 54% of MSPs say phishing is the most successful ransomware attack vector One in four MSPs reported ransomware attacks on clients’ SaaS applications read more

Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds

Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.11.2020

New research shows that many companies neglect to track IoT deployments, an issue that’s likely to impact their business when devices are stolen or break during their operation. Tracking all deployed IoT devices seems like a default measure that any company should take. However, many deploy IoT hardware in the field but don’t follow up ... The post Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Robot vacuum cleaners can eavesdrop on your conversations, researchers reveal

Robot vacuum cleaners can eavesdrop on your conversations, researchers reveal

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.11.2020

* Researchers were able to use data collected by navigation sensors to record audio signals * Ingenious technique may be able to spy on some sensitive data, but requires a large amount of effort A team of researchers have explained how internet-connected robot vacuum cleaners can be hacked to eavesdrop on homeowners' private conversations. Researchers ... The post Robot vacuum cleaners can eavesdrop on your conversations, researchers reveal appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Tesla Backup Gateway Is Too Exposed, Security Researchers Say

Tesla Backup Gateway Is Too Exposed, Security Researchers Say

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 18.11.2020

The Tesla Backup Gateway, the technology that controls the connection to the power grid, has some security issues and lacks hardening measures, according to a report from Rapid7. A wide variety of exciting technologies populate the IoT ecosystem, and many of them are just working in the background with no real presence in consumers' day-to-day ... The post Tesla Backup Gateway Is Too Exposed, Security Researchers Say appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

The New EDR and Platform Enhancements from Bitdefender

The New EDR and Platform Enhancements from Bitdefender

by Bogdan Carlescu, from Business Insights , on 18.11.2020

The last major release of the year brings on November 17, 2020 a new product and important enhancements: Bitdefender Endpoint Detection and Response is a new EDR product that can coexist with any third-party endpoint security solution GravityZone gets a new executive dashboard and an enhanced SIEM connector All EDR products now feature custom EDR detection rules capability read more

Strained IT Teams Are Struggling to Maintain Security Standards, Research Shows

Strained IT Teams Are Struggling to Maintain Security Standards, Research Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 18.11.2020

Tech leaders tend to overestimate the positive experience of remote workers Since the beginning of COVID-19, almost a quarter of organizations have seen an uptick in support tickets from remote workers 48% of workers confessed they prefer working in the office 43% of IT leaders say their biggest concern is remote worker cybersecurity read more

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