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Efficient attack tools: How hackers use AI LLMs for their own purposes

The use of AI can automate routine tasks, make processes more efficient and increase productivity. This applies to the legal economy as well as, unfortunately, to organized cybercrime. Large Language Models (LLM) in particular are used by criminal actors - less as visionary all-rounder technologies, but rather as efficient tools for improving standard attacks. Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT have been in the public eye since the end of 2022. This raises the question of what effects they have on cybersecurity if hackers misuse them to create malicious content. When using LLMs…

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MDR: Advanced Managed Detection and Response service
MDR: Advanced Managed Detection and Response service ms-KI

Cybersecurity specialist Bitdefender has presented its further developed offering for managed detection and response services. Companies and organizations can now obtain two different levels of the service: MDR and MDR PLUS are tailored to the specific needs of customers depending on the industry and place of origin or taking into account other risk factors such as the respective supply chain. Bitdefender MDR continuously monitors, detects and responds to threats. In addition, the service offers active threat hunting. Security analysts guide customers with their advice and advise them on the risk situation. Centralized management of services from a single point…

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Holy LG WebOS endangers presentation TVs in companies 
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Many companies now have large TV sets in conference rooms for events or video conferences. The problem with security gaps in LG WebOS shows that this can unexpectedly introduce vulnerabilities behind the firewall. The experts at Bitdefender Labs have discovered vulnerabilities in LG WebOS and informed the manufacturer. The gaps, which had already been closed with a push patch from LG, allowed hackers to add new users, gain root access and thus compromise the entire smart home network. Users are encouraged to check whether LG WebOS on their LG TVs is in the updated version as of March 22, 2024….

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XZ vulnerability: free XZ backdoor scanner
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Bitdefender Labs offers a free scanner that companies can use to check their IT systems for the CVE-29-2024 vulnerability in the widely used data compression library XZ Utils, which became known on March 2024, 3094. The free Bitdefender XZ Backdoor Scanner specifically searches for this vulnerability. Programmed in Go and initially tested on Fedora, Debian and a Debian container, it offers various advantages: Portability to various Linux systems without additional software installations Various scanning modes: In the preset fast scan mode, the tool searches for infected people systems and focuses on the liblzma library, which the respective SSH daemon…

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Protect dynamic attack surfaces in the cloud
Protecting dynamic attack surfaces in the cloud - MS - AI

More and more companies are moving digital assets to the cloud. As a result, the IT attack surface is expanding and, intensified by the multi-cloud, is becoming increasingly complex. Cloud Security Posture Management, or CSPM for short, checks cloud environments and notifies the responsible specialists about configuration vulnerabilities. Attack surfaces are dynamic and their number is continually increasing. Due to digital transformation and hybrid, locally flexible working, an enormously growing number of devices, web applications, software-as-a-service platforms (SaaS) and other third-party services require connection to the corporate network. Team: Cloud Security Posture Management At the same time, shift…

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Cloud Security Solutions for Managed Service Providers
Cloud Security Solutions for Managed Service Providers - AI - Bing

Bitdefender has introduced GravityZone Cloud MSP Security Solutions, a new offering for managed service providers (MSP). It provides leading endpoint protection and managed detection and response (MDR) services to detect and remediate cyber threats in any environment and strengthen overall cyber resilience. Bitdefender GravityZone Cloud MSP Security Solutions are based on GravityZone, Bitdefender's unified security and risk analytics platform that provides advanced Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) and cloud security for physical, virtual and multi- cloud environments. The platform provides in-depth information in the context of identified threats. User…

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Ransomware: Cybercriminals are becoming more professional
Ransomware: Cybercriminals are becoming more professional

Cybercriminals act profit-oriented, as we know from companies, and continue to professionalize and rationalize their attack methods. That's why 2024 will be another year of ransomware. In 2024, we can expect the ransomware industry to become more opportunistic, said Martin Zugec, Technical Solutions Director at Bitdefender. This trend culminated in the CitrixBleed attack in 2023. The security experts at Bitdefender Labs believe that the following trends will dominate ransomware activity this year: 1. Accelerated exploitation of zero-day exploits Cybercriminals who rationally and efficiently use automated scans...

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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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