Worm-Cryptominer Combo Lets You Game While Using NSA Exploits to Move Laterally

Worm-Cryptominer Combo Lets You Game While Using NSA Exploits to Move Laterally

Bitdefender researchers recently found and analyzed a worm-cryptominer combo that uses a series of exploits to move laterally and compromise victims. What makes it interest is that it pauses the resource-intensive cryptomining ...
New Homograph Phishing Attack Impersonates Bank of Valletta, Leverages Valid TLS Certificate

New Homograph Phishing Attack Impersonates Bank of Valletta, Leverages Valid TLS Certificate

Bitdefender researchers recently uncovered a new IDN (internationalized domain name) homograph phishing attack in which attackers impersonate the Bank of Valletta, Malta. Bitdefender’s Deep Learning technologies, trained specifically to spot this type ...
Adware-Packed Fake Apps Still Making Their Way to Google Play

Adware-Packed Fake Apps Still Making Their Way to Google Play

Adware is nothing new, nor will it go away any time soon, especially since it’s a legitimate means for app developers to generate revenue. When it comes to Android, “borderline legitimate” is ...
Astaroth Trojan Resurfaces, Targets Brazil through Fileless Campaign

Astaroth Trojan Resurfaces, Targets Brazil through Fileless Campaign

During routine detection monitoring from our Advanced Threat Control technology, Bitdefender researchers found an interesting spike in malware activity that involved using Microsoft binaries in the infection process, as well as GitHub ...
Implementing Zero Trust Model

Surveys Show Enterprises Slow to Adopt Zero Trust

The Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity is beginning to make inroads in IT departments of all shapes and sizes. Nevertheless, a recent survey shows that while cybersecurity professionals are aware of the ...
Security Boulevard
Scranos Revisited – Rethinking persistence to keep established network alive

Scranos Revisited – Rethinking persistence to keep established network alive

In April, Bitdefender broke the news of an emerging botnet dubbed Scranos. Originating from China, it has spread across Europe and the United States, snaring Windows and Android devices with advertising fraud ...
Good riddance, GandCrab! We’re still fixing the mess you left behind.

Good riddance, GandCrab! We’re still fixing the mess you left behind.

On January 28th 2018, our analysts on watch saw a small blip pop up on the Bitdefender Threat Map. It was one of millions of blips we see daily here at Bitdefender, ...
An APT Blueprint: Gaining New Visibility into Financial Threats

An APT Blueprint: Gaining New Visibility into Financial Threats

This new Bitdefender forensic investigation reveals a complete attack timeline and behavior of a notorious financial cybercriminal group, known as Carbanak. In mid-2018, Bitdefender researchers investigated a targeted attack on an Eastern ...
Yet Another Meltdown – A Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling Vulnerability (CVE-2018-12130)

Yet Another Meltdown – A Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling Vulnerability (CVE-2018-12130)

More than one year ago, security researchers at Google Project Zero have disclosed a series of hardware vulnerabilities affecting Intel® x86 microprocessors. Leveraging a feature of modern processors called speculative execution, as ...
Inside Scranos – A Cross Platform, Rootkit-Enabled Spyware Operation

Inside Scranos – A Cross Platform, Rootkit-Enabled Spyware Operation

Last year, the Bitdefender Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab started analysis of a new password- and data-stealing operation based around a rootkit driver digitally signed with a possibly stolen certificate. The operation, partially ...
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