Bitdefender 2018 Mid-year Cybersecurity Review

While we’ve just passed the halfway mark of 2018, data breaches and new threats have been plaguing businesses and organizations, exposing the data of millions of users worldwide. Apart from known and increasingly sophisticated threats, such as ransomware, the hype around cryptocurrency has led to the emergence of cryptojackers, a ... Read More
Hack of US Navy Contractor Nets China 614 Gigabytes of Classified Information

Hack of US Navy Contractor Nets China 614 Gigabytes of Classified Information

China allegedly exfiltrated classified information pertaining to US Navy projects after a successful cyber-attack on an unspecified Navy contractor resulted in the loss 614 gigabytes of sensor data, cryptographic information, submarine electronic warfare, and the exposure of a classified project known as Sea Dragon. The contractor, believed to work for ... Read More
US Lawmakers Propose ‘Hack Back’ Law to Allow Cyber Retaliation Without Permission of Third-Party Country

US Lawmakers Propose ‘Hack Back’ Law to Allow Cyber Retaliation Without Permission of Third-Party Country

US legislators are proposing new legislation that would empower US cyber defenses to hack back at cyber aggressors, even if they’re using a third-party country’s infrastructure, without the explicit consent of the respective country. The National Defense Authorization Act would also create a new cyber entity with the technology and ... Read More
14 Million Facebook Users Notified of Bug Turning Status Posts Public

14 Million Facebook Users Notified of Bug Turning Status Posts Public

A bug in Facebook has changed the privacy setting of some posts to public, causing the social media giant to notify 14 million users that could have been affected. While the bug is not tagged as major, it could have prompted some people to accidentally post status messages as public, ... Read More
27 Million Ticketfly Accounts Compromised in Data Breach

27 Million Ticketfly Accounts Compromised in Data Breach

After Ticketfly’s website was recently taken offline due to a “cyber incident”, the company issued a statement pointing that more than 27 million accounts may have been affected. While the company is still assessing the damages, its website is back online after it was defaced and completely shut down for ... Read More

EDR and Cloud Workload Security on the Agenda for Bitdefender at Infosecurity EUROPE

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What are your plans for 5-7 June 2018 ? If you are a security professional attending Infosecurity Europe, in London we will be happy to meet with you, answer your questions and offer our insights on the latest cyber security trends ... Read More
ZipperDown Demo

ZipperDown Programming Vulnerability Could Let Hackers Execute Code in iOS Apps

A recently discovered vulnerability in iOS applications could allow hackers to execute code within affected apps, provided the device is connected to an attacker-controlled Wi-Fi network. The number of potentially vulnerable applications is estimated at around 10 percent of iOS applications, and the programming error has been validated by an ... Read More
Signal App Delivers Timely Patch for Code Injection Vulnerability that Allows Remote Code Execution

Signal App Delivers Timely Patch for Code Injection Vulnerability that Allows Remote Code Execution

A recent vulnerability in the Signal messaging application that enables encrypted communication between parties, could have enabled attackers to arbitrarily remotely execute code on the victim’s device without any user interaction. Security researchers Iván Ariel Barrera Oro, Alfredo Ortega and Juliano Rizzo accidentally triggered the vulnerability while exchanging URLs that ... Read More

42 Percent of Security Professionals Ignore Security Warnings

Some 42 percent of IT security professionals ignore critical security issues, especially if they don’t know how to fix them (16 percent), according to a recent survey of 155 IT professionals by Oyutpost24 ... Read More
Twitter Plain Text Password Bug Prompts Users for Immediate Password Change

Twitter Plain Text Password Bug Prompts Users for Immediate Password Change

Twitter has warned its 330 million users to immediately change their passwords, as a result of a bug that caused passwords to be logged in plaintext before being hashed. Although Twitter says passwords are stored using the bcrypt hashing algorithm, it seems they were inadvertently placed in an internal log ... Read More
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