Bitdefender Threat Debrief | March 2022

Highlight of the month: Ukraine Conflict In reaction to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Romania’s National Cyber Security Directorate (DNSC) announced a partnership with Bitdefender to provide technical consulting, threat…

ISPs and Diplomats Targeted by New Mustang Panda Hacking Campaign

Mustang Panda, a threat actor reportedly related to China, has been waging a harmful campaign with a new version of the Korplug malware known as Hodur and custom loaders for…

Russian Cybercrime Market Owner Added to FBI’s Most Wanted List

According to the US Department of Justice, a Russian citizen has been charged and added to the FBI’s list of Cyber Most Wanted for allegedly founding and running a cybercrime…

Meta’s Universal Translator Will Not Be the End of Human Translation

Will Meta’s Universal Translator be the end of human translations in the translation agency? This article examines why it will be challenging to create one. For those who grew up…

ISACA: Two-Thirds of Cybersecurity Teams Are Understaffed

ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2022 report revealed ongoing struggles to hire and retain skilled cybersecurity professionals

Mustang Panda hacking group takes advantage of Ukraine crisis in new attacks

Researchers have exposed a Mustang Panda campaign that is taking advantage of the Russia-Ukraine conflict to spread new malware. On March 23, researchers from ESET said that Mustang Panda, a…

Ransomware is scary, but another scam is costing victims much, much more, says FBI

Business email compromise (BEC) remains the biggest source of financial losses, which totaled $2.4 billion in 2021, up from an estimated $1.8 billion in 2020, according to the Federal Bureau…

Ransomware Payments Hit Record Highs in 2021

Palo Alto claims Conti was most prolific actor last year

Okta CSO: Lapsus Incident Was “Embarrassing”

Firm confirms hackers accessed internal systems via RDP

Investment Fraud Surges as Cybercrime Losses Hit $7bn in 2021

FBI report finds BEC still the biggest earner for cyber-criminals