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Ransomware
Ingram Micro Cloud adds Bitdefender solutions to marketplace
Ingram Micro Cloud has announced the expanded availability of Bitdefender solutions on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
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Malware
Bitdefender reveals new botnet which 'puts others to shame'
The botnet, which Bitdefender has dubbed ‘dark_nexus’ based on a string it puts in its banner, boasts new features and capabilities that ‘put to shame’ most other IoT botnets and malware that the cybersecurity has seen.
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Endpoint Protection
Bitdefender advances endpoint security solution for SecOps teams
“Rather than rely on a pure prevention or pure detection/response model, the most secure organisations will weave in strong prevention and speedy detection/response with integrated risk analytics.”
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Cybersecurity
Quantum computing in the telecom sector and more cybersecurity trends
According to a new report, quantum computing will be a destabiliser for the telecom sector, making PKI obsolete in the near future.
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Partner Programme
Bitdefender adds MSPs to partner programme
The Bitdefender MSP Program offers incentives, opportunities for increased profitability, and accelerated return on investment.
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Ransomware
Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
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Partner Programme
Bitdefender invests in A/NZ with new offices and regional director
Bitdefender has opened its Partner Advantage Network (PAN) programme with the aim of recruiting and supporting its over 500 local resellers.
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Firewall
Bitdefender announces security integration with Kaseya
The new partnership will allow VSA by Kaseya’s cloud and on-premises users to deploy and manage security with Bitdefender Cloud Security for MSPs.
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Network Security
Bitdefender expands offerings with RedSocks acquisition
RedSocks provides non-intrusive, real-time breach detection solutions and incident response services.
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Cybersecurity
Opinion: Looking beyond traditional security for HCI
Bitdefender's senior analyst says simplicity makes hyperconverged infrastructure attractive, but as the data centre landscape changes, its essential the tech surrounding it evolves too.
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GDPR
40 million more likely affected by massive Facebook data leak - Bitdefender
Almost 50 million accounts have been compromised through a daisy-chained vulnerability in the View As feature, which allowed an unknown party to snatch authentication tokens of 50 million users.
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Cloud
Bitdefender invests in APAC with acquisition of SMS eTech business line
From its base in Melbourne, the new Bitdefender Australia office will retain all current employees of SMS eTech working on the Bitdefender business line.
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Malware
Hackers using spearphishing to target banks –Bitdefender
To limit the risk of being discovered, attackers operated outside of normal business hours and cashout operations were planned for weekends.
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Endpoint Protection
Forrester names Bitdefender leader in endpoint security
Forrester analysed 15 vendors in the assessment that met three key inclusion criteria.
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Malware
Bitdefender unravels the mystery of the Zacinlo adware
The Zacinlo malware, which Bitdefender classes as an advanced strain of spyware, has been operating covertly since 2012.
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Cloud
Bitdefender and Nutanix partner to simplify hypervisor security administration
GravityZone communicates with AHV to obtain up-to-date virtual-machine (VM) inventory and cluster hierarchy.
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Bitdefender
Workplace culture: The first line of infosec defence
In order to truly secure your data, its culture which becomes your first, and most important line of defence.
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Ransomware
Why antivirus peace of mind doesn’t have to cost you… anything
Is it really possible to get a robust antivirus solution for free?
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VPN
Why security suites are ousting traditional antivirus programs
In recent years, user privacy and security have become paramount, while criminals attempt to coerce, steal and manipulate users for their data.
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Apple
Macs under attack – what you can do to secure your device
The status quo has shifted as increasing amounts of malware are written to specifically target Macs.
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Microsoft
34 tech heavyweights stand strong: Protecting the globe from cyber threats
Not only with the companies protect customers, they've also vowed not to help governments who want to go on the cyber offensive.
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Cryptocurrency
Data centres beware: New report predicts imminent attacks
Cryptomining is increasingly outdoing ransomware in popularity but cybercriminals are running out of CPU, painting data centres as prime targets.
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Malware
Thwart phishers and their bait through a total security approach
How many people click on links and enter their details into dodgy phishing websites? Maybe your CEO is a specific target.
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Malware
New malware spotted in Asia reminiscent of Iron Tiger APT
"Its behavior is very similar to the versions detected in attacks associated with the Iron Tiger APT group. "