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Cyberattacks: These four industries are the main targets
Cyberattacks: These four industries are the main targets

Healthcare, financial services, manufacturing companies, software-as-a-service and software providers are the industries that are most often the involuntary recipients of current malware campaigns. All areas of the economy and society are undergoing fundamental change. The long-term mission of digital transformation is accompanied by current challenges such as the pandemic and its consequences as well as the war in Ukraine. Politicians are responding to increased risk situations with new and stricter IT guidelines for an expanded circle of those affected. Even though companies of all sizes and industries are currently experiencing a sharp increase in hacker attacks, cybercriminals have different intentions behind these incidents. For all target groups…

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Hunters International – the new Hive on the ransomware stage
Hunters International - the new Hive on the ransomware stage

The new group “Hunters International” describes itself as the successor to the HIVE ransomware gangsters. An analysis of the ransomware code confirms this and shows how the criminals have improved their malware attacks. Hunters International is at the beginning of its activities with first victims in Germany, Great Britain, the United States of America and Namibia. The Hive group was exposed in January 2023 as the result of a concerted effort by the FBI, the BKA, the Reutlingen police headquarters and Dutch authorities. Hive's victims included 1.500 hospitals, school boards, financial services and other organizations whose information the attackers exposed. Hive…

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Hospitality industry: Attacks on booking platform
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Cybercriminals stole the credit card details, personal information and passwords of customers of the restaurant booking platform IRM-NG. Bitdefender has published the latest research results from a cyber criminal campaign currently underway on the IRM-NG booking platform used in the hotel and hospitality industry. The attackers use vulnerabilities in the platform in combination with backdoors and techniques to bypass password validation on the end device and thus steal credit card data, passwords and customers' personal data. Security gap still exists Bitdefender has not received any response from the manufacturer Resort Data Processing (RDP) to its information for months. The vulnerability still exists and…

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Even Apple hardware isn't secure per se
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Bitdefender Labs has evaluated global data on the threat level for macOS systems: Apple hardware is also a target for hackers. The results of the 2022 global telemetry numbers show that Apple hardware is targeted by cybercriminals, although to a lesser extent than Windows devices. The more widely used Windows or Android devices are more attractive to hackers. The results show: macOS hardware is not inherently secure. Top risks included Trojans at 51,8%, Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) at 25,3% and adware at 22,6%. 18 percent of all attacks...

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Security: mood among IT managers in medium-sized companies

When it comes to cybersecurity, the mood among IT managers in upper German medium-sized companies is cautiously optimistic. 69 percent plan to spend more money on IT security. 98 percent are confident they have tools, strategies and money for IT security. The 2023 Cybersecurity Assessment Report presented by Bitdefender not only paints a global picture of the cybersecurity situation. The survey of 400 IT and cybersecurity experts from IT manager to CISO in companies with 1.000 or more employees in the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain shows: Even in a European comparison, decision-makers in…

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Cloud-based GravityZone Security for Mobile
Cloud-based GravityZone Security for Mobile - Photo by Maxim Ilyahov on Unsplash

Bitdefender has introduced its GravityZone Security for Mobile, an extension of the well-known security platform GravityZone that works completely cloud-based. This means that Unified Security is now also available on Android, iOS and Chromebooks. Businesses can now identify and respond to cyber threats to Android, iOS-based devices and Chromebooks as quickly as possible. End customers as well as Managed Service Providers (MSPs) also benefit from full visibility of their mobile IT infrastructure. 6,8 billion smartphones in use More than 6,8 billion smartphones are in use worldwide, many of which are also used in a business context, sometimes as "Bring Your Own...

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Trends for Managed Detection and Response
Trends for Managed Detection and Response Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

Services such as Managed Detection and Response (MDR) or Managed Security Services are among the most important current trends in IT security. The demand is the reaction to the upheavals in cyber security in recent years, also because of the problem of skilled workers. A problem that affects all companies when it comes to IT security: A rapidly developing danger landscape with more risks and at the same time an increasing shortage of specialists. More and more companies are therefore forced to look out for external help from suitable partners. Companies have to react – to greater demands from new risks and to…

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Mobile security with app anomaly detection
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Otherwise harmless apps can suddenly be compromised after the update, as can newly installed apps. Bitdefender has integrated a new app anomaly detection function into its Mobile Security for Android, which immediately reports malfunctions even from otherwise trustworthy apps. Bitdefender introduces a new App Anomaly Detection feature: the industry's first real-time, behavior-based protection layer against anomalous app behavior. It is now part of Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android and continuously detects anomalous and malicious behavior in Android applications as soon as they occur. Anomaly behavior is detected Bitdefender App offers Anomaly Detection as a novel feature in which Bitdefender Malware…

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Iranian APT Group Charming Kitten Attacks US & Europe
Iranian APT group Charming-Kitten attacks USA & Europe

Iranian-led APT group Charming Kitten (aka Mint Sandstorm) is behind the new BellaCiao malware campaign targeting organizations in the US, Europe, Israel, Turkey and India. New to the attack: The malware is used as hard code. In its current report, Bitdefender Labs analyzes the attack methods of the new active malware campaign BellaCiao. The well-known Iranian Charming Kitten group uses it to initially search for vulnerabilities in an opportunistic and automated manner before launching highly sophisticated malware attacks that are individually tailored to the individual victims. They then attack the targets using a novel command-and-control (CC) infrastructure. Hackers can...

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Companies are silent about notifiable attacks
Companies are silent about notifiable attacks

Every third person responsible for cyber security in a company has already been instructed to conceal a reportable attack. The study shows: 14,7 percent then concealed the incident. The global Bitdefender 2023 Cybersecurity Assessment Report proves that GDPR, GDPR and other regulations are too often broken in favor of a good image. Bitdefender has published its 2023 Cybersecurity Assessment Report. The report is based on an independent and anonymous survey of more than 400 IT and cybersecurity professionals from IT manager to CISO in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain in companies...

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