Hackers somehow got their rootkit a Microsoft-issued digital signature

Cybersecurity researchers at Bitdefender have detailed how cyber criminals have been using FiveSys, a rootkit that somehow made its way through the driver certification process to be digitally signed by Microsoft.  …

Enhancing Cyber Resilience through Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

Summary Advanced attacks represent a challenge for organizations that are getting breached due to architectural misfits and resource challenges Enlarging the width and depth of threat detection and response helps…

Why Third-Party Testing is Critical for Informed Customer Decisions

With 400+ new threats discovered each minute and 30 billion threat queries validated daily; it is fair to say that 2021 is a banner year for cybercrime.  While some cybercriminals…

Foiling Cybercrime Around the World – An Interview with a Cybercrime Investigator

The threat of ransomware has grown dramatically in recent years. The recent emergence of ransomware as a service (RaaS) has made it possible for those with little technical know-how to…

REvil ransomware operators claim group is ending activity again, victim leak blog now offline

Cybercriminals claiming to be part of the REvil ransomware group have alleged that the gang is closing shop after the group lost control of vital infrastructure and had internal disputes. …

How Quantum Computing Will Impact Cybersecurity

The field of quantum computing is still in its early stages, but the technology will be impacting many industries much sooner than most people realize. Quantum computers are able to…

Advanced Threat Protection in the Modern Age: An Interview with a Threat Hunter

These days, the line between our online and offline lives has become indistinguishable. Our home lives, professional work, community services, economic prosperity and even national security are all connected to…

The Top Ransomware Threats Aren’t Who You Think

Move over REvil, Ragnar Locker, BlackMatter, Conti et al: Three lesser-known gangs account for the vast majority of ransomware attacks in the U.S. and globally. While there seem to be…

Bitdefender Threat Debrief | August 2021

The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a monthly series analyzing ransomware news, trends, and research from the previous month. Read the debut issue (July 2021) here. Highlight of the month:…

Email Phishing and Malware | Bitdefender Earns Top Marks in VBSpam Test

Bitdefender has once again earned the top ranking for email phishing, malware and spam removal from the premiere online publication for anti-virus information and resources, Virus Bulletin. Virus Bulletin regularly…