New Hide ‘N Seek IoT Botnet using custom-built Peer-to-Peer communication spotted in the wild

Bitdefender researchers have uncovered an emerging botnet that uses advanced communication techniques to exploit victims and build its infrastructure. The bot, dubbed HNS, was intercepted by our IoT honeypot system following a credentials dictionary attack on the Telnet service. The bot was first spotted on Jan. 10 then faded away in the following days, only
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Predictions for 2018: zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies, next-level ransomware

As 2017 draws to an end, the Bitdefender threat analysis unit is already looking into the upcoming malware developments that will likely emerge in the year to come. Bitdefender experts predict an increase of zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies the world over, and massive changes to the way ransomware operates.
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Ransomware, Digital Currency Miners dominate the threat landscape in 2017, Bitdefender study shows

The past few months have spurred a dramatic reshaping of the threat landscape. Traditional threats such as generic Trojans, ransomware and spam bots have been massively complemented by data destructors. Powered by military-grade code allegedly leaked from the NSA, both WannaCry and GoldenEye wrought havoc throughout Q2 and Q3, shutting down businesses and causing unprecedented operating losses.
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Ethereum OS miners targeted by SSH-based hijacker

The increased popularity of emerging crypto-currencies such as Monero and Ethereum has put miners once again in the bad guys’ crosshairs. Illicit digital currency mining, either directly in the browser or via maliciously-delivered miners, is nothing new, but our honeypot systems have started flagging a different type of attack against Ethereum-mining farms. We detected the
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Bad Rabbit Ransomware Strikes Ukraine, Likely related to GoldenEye

A new strain of ransomware that has emerged today has hit a number of high profile institutions in Russia and Ukraine, such as the Kiev metro system, the Odessa airport, as well as the Russian news agency Interfax. The new family of ransomware is dubbed Bad Rabbit and appears to target critical infrastructure and high
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Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Bitdefender offers a series of articles on hot topics such as best practices in online safety and protecting your company’s assets and integrity. We also suggest prerequisites to consider before seeking a career in cybersecurity. We encourage you to bookmark this blog or connect with Bitdefender on LinkedIn or Twitter to receive follow-on articles (filled with security tips) as they are published.
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