Less Hackable IoT Is On All of Us, consumers and makers alike

Less Hackable IoT Is On All of Us, consumers and makers alike

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 01.08.2017

Most consumers interviewed for a recent study believe that making IoT devices harder to hack is a shared responsibility between the end users and the manufacturers. The survey involved respondents from six countries, almost 40% of them having more than five smart things in their homes. Minimum security standards for the Internet of Things are ... The post Less Hackable IoT Is On All of Us, consumers and makers alike appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Enterprises Continue to Grapple with a Huge Cyber Security Skills Shortage

Enterprises Continue to Grapple with a Huge Cyber Security Skills Shortage

by Business Insights , on 31.07.2017

Anyone who works in the cyber security field probably knows how difficult it is for companies to fill security-related job openings. But the shortage has been made all the more worrisome, given the growing severity and frequency of attacks. And according to recent research, the shortage is getting worse. read more

Inexsmar: An unusual DarkHotel campaign

Inexsmar: An unusual DarkHotel campaign

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 18.07.2017

The DarkHotel threat actors have been known to operate for a decade now, targeting thousands of businesses across the world via Wi-Fi infrastructure in hotels. Blending whaling (high-level spear phishing) techniques with advanced malware and other complex attack avenues (such as digital certificate factoring), the threat actors have been able to run their business undisturbed […] read more

A technical look into the GoldenEye ransomware attack

A technical look into the GoldenEye ransomware attack

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 07.07.2017

On June 27th, reports of a rapidly spreading ransomware attack started to emerge from Ukraine. The speed at which critical infrastructure networks were shutting down pointed to a ransomware application with a wormable component, whose virality called to mind the WannaCry ransomware. In less than three hours, the infection crippled banks, ATMs, public transport and […] read more

Massive GoldenEye Ransomware Campaign Slams worldwide users

Massive GoldenEye Ransomware Campaign Slams worldwide users

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 27.06.2017

Several critical infrastructure institutions in Ukraine have already been taken offline   Update 6/28 16.30 GMT+3 Our internal telemetry shows that some infections with #GoldenEye have been triggered by the compromised update of the MeDOC accounting software. A number of our customers in Ukraine where our solutions intercepted the attack clearly show explorer.exe starting up ezvit.exe (the accounting […] read more

Bitdefender Home Scanner

Bitdefender Home Scanner

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 30.05.2017

Do you know who connects to your Wi-Fi network?  Stop hackers and privacy intruders from taking advantage of security holes to log on to your home network, spy on your family, steal your private information or even hijack your devices. With Bitdefender Home Scanner you are always in control. Bitdefender Home Scanner – scan for weaknesses […] read more

Inside Netrepser – a JavaScript-based Targeted Attack

Inside Netrepser – a JavaScript-based Targeted Attack

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 05.05.2017

In May 2016, the Bitdefender threat response team isolated several samples from the internal malware zoo while looking into a custom file-packing algorithm. A deeper look into our global telemetry revealed that this piece of malware was strictly affecting a limited pool of hosts belonging to a number of IP addresses marked as sensitive targets. Its unusual […] read more

Bart Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Works for All Known Samples

Bart Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Works for All Known Samples

by Liviu ARSENE, from Bitdefender Labs , on 04.04.2017

The Bart ransomware that encrypts machines without an internet connection has been analyzed by Bitdefender researchers, and victims can now download the Free Bart Ransomware Decryption Tool to recover their lost data. While the ransomware was first spotted in the wild in July 2016, Bitdefender is the only security vendor to offer a decryption tool […] read more

Dissecting the APT28 Mac OS X Payload whitepaper available

Dissecting the APT28 Mac OS X Payload whitepaper available

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 23.02.2017

Ever since the emergence in 2007 of the APT28 group, Bitdefender has become familiar with the backdoors used to compromise Windows and Linux targets, such as Coreshell, Jhuhugit and Azzy for the former OS or Fysbis for the latter. Earlier this month, we have been able to finally isolate the Mac OS X counterpart – […] read more

New Xagent Mac Malware Linked with the APT28

New Xagent Mac Malware Linked with the APT28

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 14.02.2017

APT28 operators have upped their game – the Xagent payload now can target victims running Mac OS X to steal passwords, grab screens and steal iPhone backups stored on the Mac. Last year we fully documented what appears to be one of the largest cyber-espionage campaigns ever, allegedly linked to the Russian territory. The sample […] read more

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