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Hacking printers for YouTube subscribers

Published on: 12-12-2018

Printers are so insecure that some individuals hack them by the thousands to blare out their messages to an otherwise unreachable audience. The most recent example involves a hacker who used 50,000 printers worldwide to spread a flyer promoting a popular YouTube channel. He claims he could have sent the print job to 800,000.

Dell detects data breach and informs customers after a month

Published on: 07-12-2018

It took Dell almost a full month to inform its customers that their information was stolen following a security incident which occurred on November 9, 2018, reads a notice on the computer company’s website. The company reset customer passwords without informing them early on that their data may have been compromised.

Marriott Suffers Second-Biggest Data Breach in History, after 2013 Yahoo Hack

Published on: 04-12-2018

Mariottt International has suffered what can be considered one of the largest data breaches in history, trailing only the 2013 Yahoo breach. The world’s largest hotel chain said some 500 million customer records were compromised.

Ransomware – A Growing Menace for Healthcare Providers

Published on: 30-11-2018

In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware took copious amounts of data hostage and demanded hefty sums in exchange for the decryption keys. The contagion, allegedly the work of North Korean hackers, spread like wildfire, infecting countless systems worldwide and dealing billions of dollars in damages. Some victims ceded to the attackers’ demands, but few got their data back.

Not a New Technique in Operation Shaheen Attack

Published on: 28-11-2018

The advanced attack targeting Pakistan described by Cylance mentions an evasion technique that incapacitates the security solutions provided by 8 vendors. Bitdefender products have been successfully blocking this threat since 2016. We conducted our own analysis of this malware and we have new findings to share.

Hackers infect largest media company in Malaysia with ransomware, then demand $6.45 million

Published on: 19-11-2018

Media Prima Berhad, Malaysia’s leading media company, has been hit with a ransomware attack followed by a whopping $6.45 million demand for the decryption keys.

Bitdefender training with SIS on November 2018

Published on: 16-11-2018

Bitdefender ร่วมกับ บริษัท เอสไอเอส ดิสทริบิวชั่น (ประเทศไทย) จำกัด (มหาชน) จัดอบรมให้ความรู้แก่เจ้าหน้าที่ ประจำเดือนพฤศจิกายน ณ บริษัท เอสไอเอส ดิสทริบิวชั่น (ประเทศไทย) จำกัด (มหาชน) อาคารภคินท์ ชั้นที่ 9 ถนนรัชดาภิเษก แขวงดินแดง เขตดินแดง กรุงเทพมหานคร

Apple says nothing as Apple ID accounts mysteriously locked down

Published on: 16-11-2018

Has someone been trying to hack into a large number of Apple ID accounts? That’s one of the theories circulating after a significant number of iPhone owners woke up on Tuesday to discover that their handsets were displaying a message saying that their Apple ID had been locked.

เราจะป้องกันคอมพิวเตอร์จาก ไวรัส ซอฟต์แวร์เรียกค่าไถ่ หรือ สปายแวร์ ได้อย่างไร

Published on: 13-11-2018

การป้องกันที่มีประสิทธิภาพ จะช่วยป้องกันคอมพิวเตอร์ของคุณที่ติดไวรัส และสปายแวร์ ซึ่งอาจเป็นผลมาจากกิจกรรมออนไลน์ของคุณ ที่ดูไม่ค่อยจะเป็นอันตราย เช่น การค้นหาผ่านอินเทอร์เน็ต การดาวน์โหลดไฟล์ต่างๆ การเล่นเกมส์ และแม้แต่การใช้อีเมล และในทางกลับกัน ก็จะปกป้องคุณจากผลร้ายที่อาจเกิดขึ้น เช่น การโดนหลอกเอาข้อมูล และการโจรกรรมข้อมูล

Bug in Steam platform exposes license keys for every available game

Published on: 13-11-2018

An avid bug hunter has discovered a vulnerability in Valve’s Steam developer portal which, exploited properly, reveals every license key for every game available on the platform. Instead of selling the keys for illicit profit, he reported the flaw to Valve.

DDoS attack on Cambodia’s top ISPs reached 150Gbps

Published on: 09-11-2018

A major DDoS attack hit Cambodia’s top ISPs, writes ZDNet. EZECOM, SINET, Telcotech and Digi have all confirmed the attack after users reported issues all last week when trying to use online applications.

Hackers actively exploiting vulnerabilities in Cisco security appliances

Published on: 06-11-2018

Networking giant Cisco is warning customers that attackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability in the company’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software.

GandCrab Ransomware decryption tool

Published on: 29-10-2018

Earlier this year in February, Bitdefender released the world’s first decryption tool to help GandCrab ransomware victims get their data back for free. But since then, victims of subsequent versions of GandCrab and its ‘ransomware-as-a-service’ affiliate approach have been reaching out to us for help.

The good news is that now you can have your data back without paying a cent to the cyber-criminals, as Bitdefender has released a free utility that automates the data decryption process. This tool recovers files encrypted by GandCrab ransomware versions 1, 4 and 5.

Madison County North Carolina Local Government infected with Ransomware

Published on: 26-10-2018

Madison County in Idaho fell victim to a ransomware attack last week, after an employee opened a phishing email asking for money.

Cathay Pacific got hacked, compromising the data of millions of passengers

Published on: 26-10-2018

Hong Kong (CNN Business)One of Asia's top airlines has discovered a data breach in which the personal information of more than 9 million passengers may have been stolen.

75,000 Americans affected by government system breach

Published on: 24-10-2018

The government’s sign-up system for healthcare plans fell victim to a data breach, affecting the sensitive information of some 75,000 individuals.

Pentagon data breach puts personal details of 30,000 staff at risk

Published on: 19-10-2018

The Pentagon has admitted that up to 30,000 military workers and civilian personnel have had their personal information and credit card data exposed following a security breach

How to check if your Facebook account was hacked

Published on: 16-10-2018

Following a massive breach that compromised tens of millions of accounts, Facebook has started sending out custom messages to inform people if or how they were impacted. Users who have yet to receive a custom notification from the social network can manually check whether their account got hacked, and what data might have been leaked. Here’s how.

Ransomware operators breach 40.000+ records from Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific

Published on: 12-10-2018

The successful SamSam ransomware campaign targeting hospitals and clinics across the United States in the last year is breathing new life into hungry ransomware operators. The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific based in Honolulu, Hawaii is the latest victim in this ongoing play.

Facebook faces a whopping €1.4 billion penalty under GDPR for Sept. 30 data breach

Published on: 04-10-2018

Facebook, which revealed last week that a massive data breach compromised 50 million accounts, is facing a potential $1.63 billion / €1.4 billion penalty under new European regulations.

Bitdefender Leads in AV-Comparatives Business Security Test 08 August 2018

Published on: 18-09-2018

AV-Comparatives announced the results of the AV-Comparatives Business Security Test. The round of tests was conducted in March, April, May and June, and included the Business Malware Protection Test (March), Business Real-World Protection Test (March-June), and the Business Performance Test (June). Bitdefender’s GravityZone Elite Security HD achieved perfect detection rates against 1,163 test cases in a simulated real-life attack scenario, reaffirming the product’s ability to stop a diverse array of threats, from file-based and fileless attacks to online threats and exploitation attempts.

Apple hacked by 16-year-old who “dreamed” of working for firm

Published on: 04-09-2018

An Australian teenager has admitted hacking into Apple’s internal network and stealing 90 GB worth of files.

MacOs can be hacked and leak passwords

Published on: 04-09-2018

Apple prides itself on the airtight security offered by its family of products, including the Mac operating system, macOS.

Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability Comes With PoC on GitHub

Published on: 30-08-2018

A new zero-day vulnerability was recently made public following a Tweet from @SandboxEscaper, who claimed to be frustrated with Microsoft and, apparently, their bug submission process.

5 Tips to Secure Your Social Media Accounts

Published on: 28-08-2018

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Bitdefender offers a series of articles on hot topics such as how to properly secure your social accounts or how to stay on top of the increasingly pervasive online threats. We encourage you to bookmark this blog or connect with Bitdefender on Facebook to receive follow-on articles (filled with security tips) as they are published.

PGA Golf Championship hit with Bitcoin ransomware

Published on: 15-08-2018

Hackers Demand Ransom to Unlock Hijacked Files of Upcoming PGA Golf Championship.

Announcing new options for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

Published on: 16-07-2018

For corporate customers who are still using Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008 R2, Microsoft has provided guidance for the future to address the end of support of these two products.

Microsoft Releases Patch Updates for 53 Vulnerabilities In Its Software

Published on: 11-07-2018

It's time to gear up your systems and software for the latest July 2018 Microsoft security patch updates.

6 points out of 6 for performance, protection, and usability obtained by Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac in the latest AV-TEST GmbH test.

Published on: 06-07-2018

Bitdefender got 6 points out of 6 for performance, protection, and usability obtained. and solutions for business users, Bitdefender managed to achieve the 100 percent mark.

Another Facebook Quiz App Left 120 Million Users' Data Exposed

Published on: 05-07-2018

People are still getting over the most controversial data scandal of the year, i.e., Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Facebook is under fire yet again after it emerges that a popular quiz app on the social media platform exposed the private data of up to 120 million users for years.

Security Flaws Disclosed in LTE (4G) Mobile Telephony Standard

Published on: 03-07-2018

A team of academics has published research yesterday that describes three attacks against the mobile communication standard LTE (Long-Term Evolution), also known as 4G.

Bitdefender Mobile Security got full score 6/6 from AV-TEST

Published on: 28-06-2018

Bitdefender Mobile Security has received a 6/6 rating from AV-TEST for malware detection.

Google Developer Discovers a Critical Bug in Modern Web Browsers

Published on: 27-06-2018

Google researcher has discovered a severe vulnerability in modern web browsers that could have allowed websites you visit to steal the sensitive content of your online accounts from other websites that you have logged-in the same browser

DBGer Ransomware Uses EternalBlue and Mimikatz to Spread Across Networks

Published on: 18-06-2018

The authors of the Satan ransomware have rebranded their "product" and they now go by the name of DBGer ransomware, according to security researcher MalwareHunter, who spotted this new version earlier today.

Microsoft June 2018 Patch Tuesday Fixes 50 Security Issues

Published on: 14-06-2018

Microsoft has released the June 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, and this month's release comes with fixes for 50 vulnerabilities. Fixes are included for the Windows OS, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, the ChakraCore JavaScript engine, and Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps.

Facebook bug changed 14 million users’ default privacy settings to public

Published on: 12-06-2018

Facebook admits as many as 14 millions of its users who thought they're sharing content privately with only friends may have inadvertently shared their posts with everyone because of a software bug.

Machine Learning Might Just Save Your Business from a Breach

Published on: 08-06-2018

Companies still struggle with ransomware, phishing, data breaches and other attacks that bypass their security and affect their budgets. Enterprises know they are in dire need of technology that will safeguard their infrastructures from known, unknown, and undisclosed vulnerabilities.

You Should Set Your iPhone To Wipe Everything After 10 Wrong Passcode Guesses

Published on: 04-06-2018

Your iPhone can be set to delete everything after ten wrong passcode guesses, which is a great idea from a security perspective. Anyone who steals your phone can’t access your data unless they get really, really lucky.

Machine Learning Might Just Save Your Business from a Breach

Published on: 31-05-2018

Companies still struggle with various attacks including ransomware, phishing and data breaches that bypass their security and affect their budgets. Enterprises know they are in dire need of technology that will safeguard their infrastructures from known, unknown, and undisclosed vulnerabilities.

How parents can help kids deal with cyberbullying

Published on: 20-04-2018

It feels like kids are stuck in a tech limbo. Everywhere you look, they are on their smartphones, laptops or tablets, completely engaged in a world that might seem complicated to their parents. Kids as young as 12 years old are familiar with smart devices and extremely active on social media, unaware of dangers such as cyberbullying, identity theft or predators.

Android Trojan Steals Data From Facebook Messenger, Skype, Other IM Clients

Published on: 09-04-2018

Security researchers have found a new Android malware strain that has been designed to steal data from mobile instant messaging clients.

Google officially bans all crypto miners from Chrome web store

Published on: 04-04-2018

Cryptocurrency miners have become such a problem that Google is taking a radical measure to protect customers from stealthy miners disguised as legitimate browser extensions – banning any miner that even approaches its Chrome web store.

Small Gains, Big Wins – When Facing Cyber Threats, a Swift Response Could Save Your Company

Published on: 03-04-2018

Speed is the critical factor in mitigating the damage of a cyber attack, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. This is according to 74 percent of the C–level information security executives who participated in our brand new Small Gains, Big Wins Study, which looks at the cyber security attitudes of 250 CIOs/ CISOs/ CSOs in UK-based companies with 500+ employees.

Quiz Game !

Published on: 03-04-2018

เพื่อนๆเคยเล่นควิซเกมบนเฟซบุ๊คกันไหมคะ ? พวกคำถามขำๆ แบบทดสอบตลกๆ เกมเหล่านี้เล่นฟรีจริง แต่รู้หรือไม่ว่า โปรแกรมอะไรที่มาพร้อมกับเกม ? มันคือโปรแกรมขุดเจาะที่จะเอาข้อมูลส่วนตัวของท่านไปใช้งานต่อไป

Facebook accused of secretly collecting user text and call data

Published on: 28-03-2018

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, some users reported on Twitter that they downloaded their profile data to figure out exactly what kind of information the social network keeps on them.

Russia behind attacks on US critical industries

Published on: 21-03-2018

In July 2017, The New York Times reported that hackers had been infiltrating the networks of nuclear power stations and energy facilities in the US and elsewhere by targeting employees, such as control engineers.

Shifting Gears to Cloud-Centric Cybersecurity

Published on: 14-03-2018

As enterprises bridge their adoption patterns for public cloud from isolated pilot projects to fully scaled environments, they're going to need to get serious about adjusting their cybersecurity strategy and architecture to accordingly.

Securing Workloads from Private Cloud to VMware Cloud on AWS

Published on: 19-02-2018

For IT, combining public and private cloud into a hybrid datacenter has always held tremendous promise. Imagine getting a call from accounting because they unexpectedly need to re-run hardware-intensive workloads for two weeks. The problem is that with all the production workloads running and development stress-testing a major application, your on-premises infrastructure is already being fully consumed; there is simply no capacity left for the accounting team.

Bitdefender ranks the top 10 malware threats of 2017

Published on: 13-02-2018

Recent months have seen a dramatic reshaping of the cyber security threat landscape, according to the “Global Threat Landscape Report—2017,” by Bitdefender. More traditional threats such as generic Trojans, ransomware attacks, and spam bots have been complemented in a big way by data destructors. Powered by military-grade code allegedly leaked from the U.S. National Security Administration (NSA), both WannaCry and GoldenEye wrought havoc throughout the second and third quarters of 2017, shutting down businesses and causing unprecedented operating losses, the report said.

Patch released to fix Firefox arbitrary code execution vulnerability

Published on: 05-02-2018

Mozilla Firefox released an update to patch its open-source web browser after developer Johann Hofmann detected a critical HTML flaw that could allow hackers to exploit the browser remotely. The vulnerability only affected the desktop version of Firefox, and not iOS, Android and Amazon Fire TV versions.

Google used machine learning to remove over 700,000 malicious apps from its store in 2017

Published on: 01-02-2018

Google is working hard at stopping malware from sneaking into its Play Store to abuse billions of Android users. The number of malicious apps removed from the store rose more than 70 percent in 2017 from 2016 to 700,000, thanks to an improved machine learning detection algorithm for malicious and abusive techniques, according to the company’s end-of-year report.

Pro tip for 2018: treat the ransomware threat like an imminent hard drive failure

Published on: 30-01-2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation knocking on everyone’s door, breaches will have to be taken more seriously than ever. At the same time, new data indicates that ransomware attacks are rising steeply, which means neither organizations nor regular users can afford to sit around with their arms crossed.

SCMagazine’s Innovator Award for Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection Marks Solution Milestone

Published on: 26-01-2018

Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection recently won the SCMagazine Innovator Award, marking the fact that truly groundbreaking security technologies have started to receive validation from the market, as traditional security solutions fail to cope with the ever-increasing complexity of advanced threats.

Any organization could be the target of a data breach in 2018, digital identity experts say

Published on: 22-01-2018

Fraudsters have moved from making a fast buck to crafting more ambitious, targeted attacks that produce long-term profits, according to an extensive analysis of real-world cybercrime attacks.

Human error identified as the #1 reason behind most cyberattacks

Published on: 17-01-2018

A survey of 612 Chief Information Security Officers suggests CISOs have a tough road ahead in an ongoing climate of high-profile data breaches.

WPA3 will protect weak passwords, simplify Wi-Fi configuration

Published on: 11-01-2018

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a consortium that certifies Wi-Fi products, has announced the next-generation network security protocol for Wi-Fi communication, dubbed Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3 for short).

Meltdown and Spectre: decades-old CPU design flaws put businesses at risk

Published on: 10-01-2018

Security researchers at Google this week made public two vulnerabilities in almost every modern processor shipped since 1995 that could allow attackers to steal passwords, encryption keys and other sensitive information.

IoT spending to reach $772.5 billion in 2018; security remains a top concern

Published on: 03-01-2018

There is a bright future for IoT innovation in 2018, as the technology will remain the driving force of the digital revolution next year. Internet of Things infrastructures and platforms will benefit from significant investments in 2018, while device security will still be a key interest.

Financial services industry among top targets of cyberattacks

Published on: 28-12-2017

In 2017, global spending on cybersecurity totaled about $86.4 billion, while in 2018 businesses will reportedly spend $93 billion, according to estimations from Gartner.

Security Predictions for 2018 Point to Advanced Ransomware and More IoT Threats

Published on: 18-12-2017

With 2018 just weeks away, we can say with absolute certainty that 2017 hasn’t been a boring year in terms of security incidents. If anything, some malware outbreaks were serious enough to affect almost every country on the map, while dome data breaches have jeopardized the personal information of hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

Security and performance required to support data center transformation, survey shows

Published on: 13-12-2017

Some 79% of CISOs say their data center is in undergoing a major data center transformation: 67.2% already store data on hybrid clouds, 64.8% use software-defined networking, 62.8% rely on virtualization for corporate data, 57.2% have enabled software-defined storage, while 35.6% have embraced hyperconverged infrastructure.

Samba SMB1 Vulnerability; Patch Now or Disable If Possible

Published on: 24-11-2017

Samba, a popular implementation of the SMB networking protocol shared by various Linux distributions, has been found vulnerable, potentially letting cybercriminals remotely control victims. All versions starting with version 4.0 from 2012 seem to have been affected by the issue.

Cyber Attacks - A Matter of 'When', Not 'If', and How Much They Will Cost You

Published on: 23-11-2017

Billions of dollars annually go into recovering and controlling the damage inflicted on businesses by targeted and automated attacks. The initial cost of cybercrime is expected to reach $2 trillion in 2019.

New one-click support scam skips the chit-chat and goes straight for your money

Published on: 23-11-2017

A one-click scam posing as emergency tech support is making the rounds on every platform with a web browser and a connection to the Internet, according to Microsoft.

Bitdefender Thailand Joined to CDIC2017 Conference on Nov 14-15,2017

Published on: 17-11-2017

Bitdefender Thailand Joined to CDIC2017 Conference on Nov 14-15,2017

Bitdefender Thailand Joined to vForum2017 on Nov 14,2017

Published on: 17-11-2017

Bitdefender Thailand Joined to vForum2017 on Nov 14,2017

Bitdefender cooperated with Retail Partners to joined in Commart Work on Nov 2-5,2017

Published on: 07-11-2017

Bitdefender cooperated with Retail Partners to joined in Commart Work on Nov 2-5,2017

Bitdefender Thailand launched in Commart Work booth on November 2-5,2017.

Published on: 02-11-2017

Bitdefender Thailand launched in Commart Work booth on November 2-5,2017.

Bitdefender Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award in Smart Home Security

Published on: 30-10-2017

Bitdefender Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award in Smart Home Security

BadRabbit - New Ransomware Outbreak

Published on: 25-10-2017

A new variant of Petya ransomware is spreading around the world. Named BadRabbit, this ransomware started in Ukraine and Russia on Oct 24, 2017. Ransomware is being delivered via fake Flash update.

Bitdefender announces new security line for cross-platform product line

Published on: 20-10-2017

Bitdefender Total Security 2018 packs multi-layer ransomware defense, privacy protection, advanced threat protection

Tired of Scrambling Every Time A Cyber-Attack Hits?

Published on: 18-10-2017

Tired of Scrambling Every Time A Cyber-Attack Hits?

Bitdefender’s Entire Consumer Line Wins PC Mag Editors’ Choice a Third Straight Year

Published on: 18-10-2017

Bitdefender’s Entire Consumer Line Wins PC Mag Editors’ Choice a Third Straight Year

Bitdefender (Thailand), Donation for Suan Dusit Rajabhat University on Oct 3,2017

Published on: 05-10-2017

Bitdefender (Thailand), Donation for Suan Dusit Rajabhat University on Oct 3,2017

Bitdefender (Thailand) at Banana Mega Com 2017, August 11-20,Bangkok

Published on: 26-09-2017

Bitdefender (Thailand) at Banana Mega Com 2017, August 11-20,Bangkok

Bitdefender (Thailand) at CE Fair 2017 with IT City Thailand, August 18-27, Bangkok

Published on: 26-09-2017

Bitdefender (Thailand) at CE Fair 2017 with IT City Thailand, August 18-27, Bangkok

Bitdefender (Thailand), Donation for Kasetsart University, Bangkok, September 7th , 2017

Published on: 26-09-2017

Bitdefender (Thailand), Donation for Kasetsart University, Bangkok, September 7th , 2017

Bitdefender Joined TME2017

Published on: 04-04-2017

Bitdefender joined Thailand Mobile Expo 2017 with many promotions on 18-21 May ,2017 at Queen Sirikit Convention Center.

Bitdefender (Thailand), Donation for the Computer Centre of Silpakorn University, Thailand, 28-30 August , 2017

Published on: 01-04-2017

Bitdefender (Thailand), Donation for the Computer Centre of Silpakorn University, Thailand, 28-30 August , 2017

Bitdefender Joined Commart Connect 2017

Published on: 01-04-2017

Bitdefender joined Commart Connect 2017 with Special promotion buy 1 get 5 on 16-19 Mar at QSNCC

Bitdefender Joined SiS Consumer BU Booth Camp

Published on: 01-04-2017

Bitdefender Thailand joined SiS Consumer BU Booth Camp on Mar 25-26,2017 at Serenity Hotel.

Bitdefender Thailand Promotion on Q1/2017

Published on: 01-04-2017

Bitdefender Thailand promotion for Q1/2017: Buy 1 Get 3.

Bitdefender (Thailand), Platinum Sponsor in SiS Technology Showcase, Bangkok, August 22nd, 2017

Published on: 01-04-2017

Bitdefender (Thailand), Platinum Sponsor in SiS Technology Showcase, Bangkok, August 22nd, 2017