BitDefender, the well-known IT security firm, fell victim to a data breach in which hackers stole critical customer data. A hacker is demanding $15,000, or, if payment isn’t granted, will release the stolen customer information online.
BitDefender failed to encrypt its customer data, and the hacker, who goes by DetoxRansome, broke into a BitDefender server that hosted cloud-based management dashboards for its small and medium-sized business customers.
The most startling aspect of the BitDefender hack is that the login details weren’t encrypted. Over the weekend, the hacker released a list of usernames and passwords for 250 accounts. BitDefender has stated that it’s working with law enforcement and will not negotiate with the hacker.TEST YOUR EMAIL SECURITY GET YOUR INSTANT SECURITY SCORECARD FOR FREE