New dark_nexus IoT Botnet Puts Others to Shame

New dark_nexus IoT Botnet Puts Others to Shame

Bitdefender researchers have recently found a new IoT botnet packing new features and capabilities that put to shame most IoT botnets and malware that we’ve seen. We named the botnet “dark_nexus” based on a string it prints in its banner. In one of its earliest versions, it used this name ... Read More
Netflix Phishing Campaign Spikes in Brazil with Account Update/Suspended Tricks

Netflix Phishing Campaign Spikes in Brazil with Account Update/Suspended Tricks

With many of us stuck at home because of the pandemic, it’s only natural that streaming services will experience a surge in members and traffic. Netflix is clearly among them, and to make sure that there’s enough to go around for everyone while not adding stress on internet bandwidth already ... Read More
Android Apps and Malware Capitalize on Coronavirus

Android Apps and Malware Capitalize on Coronavirus

As new developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak emerge, Android developers (malware developers included) have started capitalizing the topic. Bitdefender researchers have recently analyzed Android telemetry from Google Play – and other third-party marketplaces – regarding coronavirus-themed legitimate apps and malware in Europe, and found huge spikes in application scans containing ... Read More
New Router DNS Hijacking Attacks Abuse Bitbucket to Host Infostealer

New Router DNS Hijacking Attacks Abuse Bitbucket to Host Infostealer

Bitdefender researchers have recently found a new attack that targets home routers and changes their DNS settings to redirect victims to a malware-serving website that delivers the Oski infostealer as a final payload. What’s interesting about the attack is that it stores malicious payloads using Bitbucket, the popular web-based version ... Read More
5 Times More Coronavirus-themed Malware Reports during March

5 Times More Coronavirus-themed Malware Reports during March

Government, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education & Research, and Retail are among the verticals most targeted on the Coronavirus heatmap. As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, cybercriminals have started piggybacking news of the crisis to deliver malware, conduct phishing, and even perform online fraud by preying on the panic caused by a dearth ... Read More
New TrickBot Module Bruteforces RDP Connections, Targets Select Telecommunication Services in US and Hong Kong

New TrickBot Module Bruteforces RDP Connections, Targets Select Telecommunication Services in US and Hong Kong

Bitdefender researchers have discovered a new TrickBot module (rdpScanDll) built for RDP bruteforcing operations on select targets. The new module was discovered on January 30 and, based on the IP addresses it targets, victims seem to be US and Hong Kong-based, predominantly in the telecom industry. While TrickBot is a ... Read More
Coronavirus Phishing Scams Exploit Misinformation

Coronavirus Phishing Scams Exploit Misinformation

A series of phishing scams have exploited the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to either spread malware, trick victims into giving away sensitive information, or raise funds that they falsely claim will help find a vaccine. While working from home might seem like a respite from office life, staying indoors means ... Read More
Coronavirus Medical Supply Scams Prey on Fear

Coronavirus Medical Supply Scams Prey on Fear

As headlines buzz with the latest news and developments on the Coronavirus outbreak, scammers and threat actors are piggybacking on the fears of consumers everywhere. They are becoming more resourceful in their schemes and are constantly monitoring the web, preying on our fears and relying on the fact that we’ve ... Read More

5 Security Risks for Companies When Adopting Work from Home

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Organizations and companies of all sizes have started adopting work-from-home practices to ensure business continuity and limit employee exposure to a potential viral infection ... Read More

Data Privacy Day Should Come 365 Times a Year

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Precisely 13 years ago, on January 28, the Council of Europe initiated European Data Protection Day to raise awareness of best practices for data protection and to help boost knowledge about personal data among organizations and individuals ... Read More