Ransomware gangs are using these 'ruthless' tactics as they aim for bigger payouts

Ransomware attacks are becoming more sophisticated as cyber criminals continue to develop new techniques to make campaigns more effective and increase their chances of successfully demanding a ransom payment.  According…

Hacker stole $55M worth of crypto from DeFi lender bZx via phishing

The hack took place after one of the bZx’s employees was sent a phishing email embedded with a malicious macro hidden in an MS word document, which, when downloaded, ran…

Cyberserve Hijacked by BlackShadow Hacker Group to Extort Customers

BlackShadow, an Iranian state-sponsored hacking group, conducted an attack on the web hosting provider Cyberserve in order to steal customer databases and disrupt the organization’s services. Cyberserve is a web…

Best VPN 2021: Top VPN services reviewed

To find the best VPN service for your personal or business needs, you’ll need to compare brands, prices, features, and more. But first, you need to understand how a VPN…

Bitdefender Threat Debrief | October 2021

The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a monthly series analyzing threat news, trends, and research from the previous month. Bitdefender provides cybersecurity solutions and advanced threat protection to hundreds of…

Bitdefender Threat Debrief | September 2021

The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a monthly series analyzing threat news, trends, and research from the previous month. Bitdefender provides cybersecurity solutions and advanced threat protection to hundreds of…

Ransomware has proliferated because it's 'largely uncontested', says GCHQ boss

GCHQ director Sir Jeremy Fleming. Image: Getty If you’ve wondered why ransomware has proliferated in recent years, it’s because until recently it has remained unchallenged, according to Sir Jeremy Fleming,…

Ransomware: Industrial services top the hit list – but cyber criminals are diversifying

Businesses in industrial goods and services are still the most popular target for ransomware attacks, but cyber criminals are increasingly diversifying which organisations they’re extorting.  Ransomware has become a major cybersecurity issue,…

US Treasury Tracks $5.2bn of Ransomware Transactions in Six Months

US Treasury Tracks $5.2bn of Ransomware Transactions in Six Months The US Treasury has tracked $5.2bn worth of Bitcoin transactions likely to have been ransomware payments in the first half…

$5.2 billion in BTC transactions tied to top 10 ransomware variants: US Treasury

More than $5 billion in bitcoin transactions has been tied to the top ten ransomware variants, according to a report released by the US Treasury on Friday.  The department’s Financial…