IoT Market Will Maintain Accelerated Growth in Europe and North America, Research Finds

IoT Market Will Maintain Accelerated Growth in Europe and North America, Research Finds

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.02.2021

The latest projections show that the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices didn’t slow down in 2020 as smart home adoption spreads, and is expected to maintain healthy year-on-year growth, according to a Berg Insight report. Smart homes are already here, but not always as one unified solution. Sometimes, smart homes are made of ... The post IoT Market Will Maintain Accelerated Growth in Europe and North America, Research Finds appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

New US Bill Would Let FCC Increase Spectrum Deployment Based on IoT Demand

New US Bill Would Let FCC Increase Spectrum Deployment Based on IoT Demand

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.02.2021

The United States is preparing for a boom in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Representatives in Congress have pushed for bipartisan legislation that would enable the country to make room for the continued growth of IoT devices and devices that use 5G networks. IoT is one of the market's few sure bets, ... The post New US Bill Would Let FCC Increase Spectrum Deployment Based on IoT Demand appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

NurseryCam has serious security issues, claims researcher

NurseryCam has serious security issues, claims researcher

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.02.2021

* System widely used by nurseries to allow parents to watch their children playing. * Claims made that NurseryCam was first informed of issues six years ago, but they still remain. Security consultant Andrew Tierney, perhaps better known by the moniker and#8220;Cybergibbonsand#8221;, has found disturbing security holes in a widely-used CCTV service designed to let parents ... The post NurseryCam has serious security issues, claims researcher appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Fonix Ransomware Decryptor

Fonix Ransomware Decryptor

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 04.02.2021

A decryptor for Fonix Ransowmare is now available for download. Also known as FonixCrypter or Xinof, this family of malware was initially spotted in June 2020 and went out of business in late January this year. The news, broken by one of the project’s administrators, also includes master keys and a bare-bones decryptor that can […] read more

Cracking the LifeShield: Unauthorized Live-Streaming in your Home

Cracking the LifeShield: Unauthorized Live-Streaming in your Home

by Bitdefender Team, from Bitdefender Labs , on 27.01.2021

Also, CVE-2020-8101 – Command execution due to unsanitized input Do-it-yourself home security solutions are centerpieces of the modern lifestyle. From sensors to surveillance and anything in between, these solutions have our back while we’re at home and, even more importantly,while we’re away. Easily accessible from any part of the world, these live feeds offer peace […] read more

Remcos RAT Revisited: A Colombian Coronavirus-Themed Campaign

Remcos RAT Revisited: A Colombian Coronavirus-Themed Campaign

by Janos Gergo SZELES, from Bitdefender Labs , on 12.01.2021

In the late summer of 2020, the Bitdefender Active Threat Control team noticed a surge of Remcos malware, with most of the attacks taking place in Colombia. While the malware family has been known for quite a while to cyber-criminals and malware researchers alike, this new campaign captured our attention as it arrived on the […] read more

Darkside Ransomware Decryption Tool

Darkside Ransomware Decryption Tool

by Bitdefender Team, from Bitdefender Labs , on 11.01.2021

We’re happy to announce the availability of a decryptor for Darkside. This family of ransomware has emerged in August 2020 and operates operate under a ransomware-as-a-service business model. How to use this tool Step 1: Download the decryption tool below and save it on your computer. Step 2: Double-click the file (previously saved as BDDarkSideDecryptor.exe) and […] read more

When the Lights Go Out: Cracking the Sonoff / eWeLink Platforms

When the Lights Go Out: Cracking the Sonoff / eWeLink Platforms

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 14.12.2020

Smart lighting and automation have opened up tremendous opportunities in residential architecture and design. Whether in plain sight or hidden under drywall, these convenient and relatively inexpensive intelligent outlets and switches can act as a entry points for bad actors or can be hijacked for fun and profit. This is the case with a vulnerability […] read more

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

A Detailed Timeline of a Chinese APT Espionage Attack Targeting South Eastern Asian Government Institutions

A Detailed Timeline of a Chinese APT Espionage Attack Targeting South Eastern Asian Government Institutions

by Victor Vrabie, from Bitdefender Labs , on 16.11.2020

Bitdefender researchers have recently investigated a complex and targeted espionage attack on potential government sector victims in South East Asia, carried out by a sophisticated Chinese APT group. The operation dates back to late 2018, with current forensic evidence following the attack timeline up to 2020. This research focuses on dissecting an APT attack and […] read more

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