Antivirus software maker Bitdefender hacked, customers data leaked

It has been proved that no one is safe here from hackers. Even the security firms, which are supposed to protect us, get hacked.
Recently, an award-winning antivirus software maker and security software company has been hacked.
As per news reports, Bitdefender customers’ usernames and passwords leaked during the attack. It has confirmed that its system was breached following rumors that someone was holding the Romanian firm to ransom. The company has failed to encrypt its customers’ login details.
After getting into the company’s information, the crooks demanded $15,000 in order to keep its customers’ details safe.
They threatened the company that they would reveal the swiped customer records. However, it is said that they have put some information online.
The company has informed that the issue has been solved and additional security measures have been taken to prevent its customers from hacking.

A password reset notice was sent to all potentially affected customers, representing less than 1 per cent of our SMB customers.

“This does not affect our consumer or enterprise customers. Our investigation revealed no other server or services were impacted. Bitdefender takes security of its customers very seriously and any issue that might involve the security of our customers or the security of our servers is treated with the utmost urgency and seriousness,” the company explained.

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