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Russian courts attacked by CryWiper malware that poses as ransomware

Published on: 6 Dec 2022

According to local media reports, Russian courts and government agencies have been hit by a previously-undocumented strain of data-wiping malware known as CryWiper. The malware was first discovered in August...

 

Bitdefender Indochina Attends Cyber Defense Initiative Conference (CDIC) 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand

Published on: 22 Nov 2022

From November 9-10, 2022, Bitdefender attended the Cyber Defense Initiative Conference (CDIC) 2022 at the BITEC convention center in Bangkok, Thailand. CDIC is one of the largest Cybersecurity and Information Security Conferences in Thailand and Southeast Asia and is epresented by both the public and private sectors.

 

Meta Fires Dozens of Employees for Accessing Users' Accounts or Selling Account Recovery Services

Published on: 22 Nov 2022

Meta fired dozens of contractors and employees embroiled in a scandal involving unauthorized access of users' accounts for numerous reasons, including to steal money. Facebook has an internal mechanism developed for a particular...

 

Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android Adds Chat Protection for Instant Messaging Apps

Published on: 7 Nov 2022

Bitdefender Mobile Security has received a significant upgrade with Chat Protection, which now fends off threats on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Discord and Telegram, besides the SMS and notification protection offered by ­Scam Alert. A boom in attacks in recent years has followed unlikely vectors, such as SMS. Despite the prevalence of instant messaging apps in day-to-day communication...

 

DeFi Platform Team Exchange Hacked for $14.5 Million Worth of Crypto

Published on: 31 Oct 2022

Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Team Exchange was hit by a devastating attack yesterday that cost the service over $14.5 million in crypto tokens.

 

Iranian Atomic Energy Agency Hit by Hackers; Stolen Data Gets Distributed Internationally

Published on: 26 Oct 2022

Hacktivists hit Iran's Atomic Energy Organization and claimed to have stolen more than 50GB of critical documents on the country’s nuclear program operations. Thousands of emails, messages and other types of data have been taken from an email server by a hacktivist group named Black Reward. The Iranian Atomic Energy Agency initially denied it was hacked or had any security issues, but the group posted proof of their intrusion...

 

Google Announces Client-Side Encryption for Gmail Corporate Users

Published on: 17 Oct 2022

Google has announced that corporate users will finally get client-side encryption (CSE) for Gmail and Google Calendar, giving its services an important security boost.

 

Researchers Identify New Android Spyware That Can Steal Data and Record Audio

Published on: 7 Oct 2022

Security experts have identified a new strain of Android spyware used in attacks against devices in the Middle East that can steal victims’ data and carry out cyber espionage.

Zimperium, the mobile security firm that made the discovery, claims that the malware, dubbed “RatMilad,” can facilitate extortion, eavesdropping on conversations, data theft, blackmail and other vicious attacks.

 

Ransomware Attacks on Home Users Are Frighteningly Common, Bitdefender Data Reveals. Here Are 3 Tips to Stay Safe at Home

Published on: 4 Oct 2022

Although the media focuses on ransomware attacks on businesses, many attacks still quietly unfold in the consumer space as well. Bitdefender data shows the most notorious names in ransomware now dedicate a considerable portion of their resources to hitting home users.

 

Compromised 2K Games Help Desk Used to Target Players with Malware

Published on: 26 Sep 2022

US-based game publisher 2K recently disclosed that an attack against its help desk might’ve jeopardized their customers’ security. Attackers compromised its support platform and targeted customers with phony tickets injected with the Redline information-stealing malware.