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Bitdefender acquires RedSocks

Bitdefender reported today the acquisition of the Dutch behavior and network security analytics company RedSocks Security BV. Financial details of the deal, which closed on October 11, were not released, but Rares Stefan, Bitdefender’s chief strategy officer, said it was all cash with Bitdefender obtaining RedSocks and its technologies and assets in its entirety. Although…
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Security News, Vulnerabilities

BitDefender Antivirus Free 2020 found vulnerable

A vulnerability has been found in Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2020 that could allow an attacker to load unsigned code that could lead to privilege escalation. Safebreach reported the main issue with the product is the code integrity guard mechanism is not enforced allowing an attacker to load unsigned code. The danger here is particularly high…
Election Coverage, Security News

Midterm election hacking incidents lacking, typosquatting tops the list

The U.S. midterm election has passed without any disruptive cybersecurity incidents, but researchers at Bitdefender found some evidence of influence campaigns appearing and cybercriminals using election keywords for money-making scams. Bitdefender found four areas of concern. On the political side, it came across typosquatted domains registered by hackers to spread misinformation, particularly in Texas, or…
Ransomware, Security News

Gandcrab decrypt tools released

Bitdefender and ESET have each published a Gandcrab ransomware decryptor with particular attention paid to Syrians victims. Bitdefender said its tool can decrypt data encrypted by Gandcrab versions 1, 4 and 5 and for all versions for victims located in Syria. The tool can be downloaded here. Bitdefender stated it worked with Europol, Romanian Police…
Mobile Security, Security News

Bitdefender, Sophos uncover more dangerous apps in Google Play

Two new batches of malicious apps have been found on the Google Play store with one group possibly having been downloaded hundreds of millions of times and the other having the ability to dodge Google vetting system. Sophos and Bitdefender have each reported the apps they discovered used well-worn tricks, including actually working, in order…
Company News, Security News

2018 Cybersecurity mergers and acquisitions

Cybersecurity makes for strange – and interesting and sensible – bedfellows. M&A activity was robust during 2018 with some notable acquisitions completed and others on the horizon. IBM set to acquire Red Hat for $34 billionIBM has entered into an agreement to acquire the open-source cloud software firm Red Hat for an estimated $34 billion…
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2020 SC Awards Trust Awards Finalists

Best Authentication Technology Cisco Systems ForgeRock Jumio RSA SecureAuth Best Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery SolutionArcserve Deloitte & Touche and Dell Technologies Onspring Quest Software Semperis Best Cloud Computing Security SolutionBitglassCentrifyCipherCloudIllumioMimecast Best Computer Forensic Solution AccessData – AD EnterpriseAccessData – Forensic Toolkit (FTK)EndaceOpenTextVectra Best Database Security Solution Baffle comforte AG Imperva MarkLogicPenta Security Systems Best…
Opinion, Security News

Double jeopardy: Data center security and the threat of cryptocurrency mining

By Liviu Arsene, senior e-threat analyst, Bitdefender Cybercrime is motivated by financial gain, be it in the form of money or data that can be monetized. Experts estimate the cybercrime industry nets trillions in illicit profits while causing significant financial and reputational damage to organizations. Organizations agree that their security risks have increased in the…
Corporate News, Security News

Venture capital investments

June 10, 2019 Vectra closed a $100 million round of funding led by TCV and existing investors. Vectra said it will use the investment to accelerate global market expansion and R&D innovation. November 29, 2018Venafi closed a $100 million round of financing that was led by TCV along with investment from QuestMark Partners and NextEquity…
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