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Get hacked, and watch your company’s share price plummet

May 30 by Graham Cluley

Data breaches have an impact.  We all know that.

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Latest Verizon Data Breach Report Shows Cyber Espionage and Ransomware Attacks on the Rise

May 29 by Bogdan Botezatu

The latest data breach report from Verizon is out, and if you’re looking for good news about the cyber security landscape you might be disappointed.

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Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection Awarded Best New Technology at Citrix Synergy

May 26 by Liviu Arsene

Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection has been awarded Best New Technology at Orlando’s Citrix Synergy 2017, a prize that acknowledges innovative and buzz-worthy products that excite judges and conference attendees.

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Three in four US companies don’t know how they fell victim to cyberattacks

May 25 by Razvan Muresan

Some 34 percent of  companies in the US were breached in the past 12 months, and 74 percent of the victims don’t know how it happened, shows a Bitdefender survey of IT execs

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CEOs still not persuaded to boost investment in cybersecurity

May 23 by Luana Pascu

Employees are an optimal entry point for attackers seeking a way in to a company’s weak infrastructure.  Cybersecurity and insider threats are two of the highest concerns confessed by CIOs and CISOs. Therefore, user negligence with company networks and devices is the main agent for cyber breaches and data leaks, especially when social engineering techniques are deployed.

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Windows users are left troubled in the wake of WannaCry

May 22 by Tsailing Merrem

The #WannaCry ransomware attack has reached over a quarter of a million computers across over 100 countries.  Looking at the “heat map” of attacks it’s obvious that some countries have fared worse than others.

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As WannaCry fades, Shadow Brokers Surface Announcing New Exploit Offering

May 19 by George V. Hulme

While the world still heals and reals from the torrent of an attack that is WannaCryptor (WannaCry), security experts find themselves bracing for potential new versions and copycats of the unique malware. As we covered in Wormable ransomware strain uses freshly leaked exploit to encrypt data when in a matter of less than 24 hours the WannaCry malware infected more than 230,000 systems in 150 countries. The attack impacted businesses large and small, across many vertical industries, and both the public and private sectors.

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The need to communicate risk has never been more important

May 18 by George V. Hulme

To keep up with more rapidly changing business models, the speed of enterprise digital transformation and automation today, security leadership needs to, more than ever, ensure there is a tight coupling between security teams and business leadership.

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WannaCry wreaks havoc. How to keep your business safe

May 16 by Razvan Muresan

Ransomware infections impact individual users and businesses, regardless of size or industry, by causing service disruptions, financial loss and, in some cases, permanent loss of valuable data. In 2016, the number of ransomware attacks increased 300 percent from 2015, with over 4,000 attacks detected per day, according to US government statistics. WannaCryptor (WannaCry), the most recent version of ransomware, has targeted businesses in more than 70 countries around the world, with more than 250,000 infected terminals so far.

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Wormable ransomware strain uses freshly leaked exploit to encrypt data

May 12 by Bogdan Botezatu

Update 5/13/3017: Yesterday evening the WannaCryptor (WannaCry) ransomware family infected thousands of computers across the world. In just 24 hours, the number of infections has spiked to 185,000 machines in more than 100 countries. Analysis of the Bitcoin wallets hardcoded into the samples show that the group behind WannaCryptor managed to extort roughly $US 25,000 worth of Bitcoin.

 

A new family of ransomware called WannaCryptor has started targeting businesses in more than 70 countries around the world. Hospitals, telelcom companies or gas and utilities plants are just some of the verticals that suffered massive disruptions caused by data being held at ransom.

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Organizations that Handle Data in Europe Need to Prepare for GDPR

May 12 by Razvan Muresan

For any businesses that handle data for customers in Europe, taking the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) lightly would be a big mistake.

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Bitdefender Presents Revolutionary Data Center Security at Citrix Synergy 2017

May 10 by Liviu Arsene

Bitdefender will be attending Citrix Synergy 2017 in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center between May 23–25 where we’ll be showcasing a new and revolutionary data center security solution designed to help businesses prevent advanced attacks.

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Intel expected to patch serious AMT flaw this week

May 09 by George V. Hulme

Intel is expected to soon issue patches that purport to fix an escalation of privilege vulnerability in the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM), as well as the Intel Small Business Technology firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.5, and 11.6 that can allow a remote attacker to gain control of the admin manageability features in these chips.

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FBI: Victims lost $5+ billion in email ‘impersonation’ scams in the past three years

May 08 by Razvan Muresan

Total loss caused by email ‘impersonation’ scams (business email compromise and email account compromise), a sophisticated scam targeting small and medium businesses working with foreign suppliers and businesses that regularly pay by wire transfer or individuals that perform wire transfer payments, have reached the $5 billion threshold between from October 2013 to December 2016, according to recent statistics provided by FBI.

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Does Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection Replace Traditional Security?

May 04 by Laurentiu Odoleanu

The term “traditional security” has gone through much transformation within the past couple of years, with next-gen security solutions arguing that security vendors with decades of experience have been doing security wrong. With machine learning heralded as the future of security, many businesses are left perplexed by a marketing conflict that solves none of their problems.

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Malware is big business, manufacturers hit hardest, latest survey finds

May 03 by George V. Hulme

While the rate of growth of ransomware may have cooled a bit, such attacks are still growing at a hot pace. According to the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), released late last week, ransomware was involved in 71 percent of all malware related cases tracked.

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Security Benefits of the Software Defined Data Center

May 02 by George V. Hulme

We’ve been writing a lot about the software-defined data center and hyperconverged infrastructure and how the benefits of increased agility, greater system utilization, and lower total cost of ownership are well known.

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