Russian hackers go unreported for 18 months, steal $10 million

Russian hackers go unreported for 18 months, steal $10 million

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 12.12.2017

For the past 18 months, a group of Russian hackers ran a silent operation of exploiting bank transfer systems to ultimately steal $10 million from ATMs in the US, Russia and UK, report researchers from Russian company Group-iB. The first known attack was in 2016, when they compromised First Dataand#8217;s STAR network in the US, [and#8230;] read more

Security and performance required to support data center transformation, survey shows

Security and performance required to support data center transformation, survey shows

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 11.12.2017

A new Bitdefender survey reveals that security is best argument for enabling datacenters’ agility, efficiency and flexibility. Companies have started moving away from legacy hardware-centric systems and toward revolutionary technologies - such as software-defined data centers, hyperconverged infrastructures, and, hybrid cloud - while keeping data protection as a primeconcern. read more

Indian government bans 42 Chinese apps for fear of cyberespionage

Indian government bans 42 Chinese apps for fear of cyberespionage

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 11.12.2017

Following security risks and fearing Chinese cyberespionage attempts, the Indian Defense Ministry released an advisory at the end of November that indexes 42 Chinese mobile apps as dangerous, and asked border troops from the Indian Armed Force and Central Armed Police Personnel (CAPF) to urgently uninstall them from their smartphones. Based on information collected by [and#8230;] read more

Chinese spies create fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on Germany

Chinese spies create fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on Germany

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 11.12.2017

Chinese intelligence agents have flooded LinkedIn with fake profiles of young professionals in an attempt to pervade German business and politics, warned Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) on Sunday. According to Maassen, Chinese spies have used LinkedIn to contact some 10,000 German citizens with intent [and#8230;] read more

Are you GDPR compliant? [Video]

Are you GDPR compliant? [Video]

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 08.12.2017

As cyber crime rises globally, the European Union has decided to revise its data protection laws and introduce a unified model for everyone who processes customer data. Those revisions take effect May 25th, 2018 under the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. The Regulation says that any organization handling “personally identifiable information” of any EU [and#8230;] read more

Predictions for 2018: zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies, next-level ransomware

Predictions for 2018: zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies, next-level ransomware

by Business Insights , on 08.12.2017

As 2017 draws to an end, the Bitdefender threat analysis unit is already looking into the upcoming malware developments that will likely emerge in the year to come. Bitdefender experts predict an increase of zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies the world over, and massive changes to the way ransomware operates. read more

iOS HomeKit Flaw Allows Remote Control of Connected Smart Things

iOS HomeKit Flaw Allows Remote Control of Connected Smart Things

by Liviu ARSENE, from IoT Security Insights , on 08.12.2017

A recently discovered vulnerability in Apple’s HomeKit framework that allows home network smart devices to be managed could enable remote attackers to take them over. Affecting all smart accessories, from smart locks to garage door openers and smart light bulbs, the vulnerability is in iOS 11.2, but not previous versions. The vulnerability is not tied ... The post iOS HomeKit Flaw Allows Remote Control of Connected Smart Things appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

The French Take Action Against Connected Toys Company Parents Should Think Twice About Gifting a Smart Toy this Christmas

The French Take Action Against Connected Toys Company Parents Should Think Twice About Gifting a Smart Toy this Christmas

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 08.12.2017

The My Friend Cayla connected toy, already banned in Germany for privacy concerns, is now on probation in France, where the data protection agency has issued a warning to the manufacturer regarding the security risks that come with the product. Cayla is not the only smart toy to draw the attention of the French National Data ... The post The French Take Action Against Connected Toys Company Parents Should Think Twice About Gifting a Smart Toy this Christmas appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Oops! This Android keyboard app accidentally leaked 31 million users’ personal details

Oops! This Android keyboard app accidentally leaked 31 million users’ personal details

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 07.12.2017

31 million users of an Android keyboard app have had their email addresses, phone numbers, and precise location exposed through the sheer carelessness of the appand#8217;s developer. As ZDNet reports, customisable keyboard app AI.type left a 577GB database of sensitive data on an unsecured server which was left completely accessible to anybody, no password required. [and#8230;] read more

How to truly control your smart home

How to truly control your smart home

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 07.12.2017

If you knew the robotic vacuum cleaner you’ve been craving could be used to spy on you (it really could), you would probably think twice about buying one. Information is power, they say. But there are many kinds of information and many levels of power. To be truly empowering, information needs to be relevant and ... The post How to truly control your smart home appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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