Fairly or not, hackers put Romania on the global online map, honing their skills to strike Internet users and companies in the West, particularly the US.
But today, 30 years since the fall of communism, IT and cybersecurity firms are looking to tap the same rich vein of ambition, ingenuity and education that made Romanian hackers so feared and famous.
Romanian cybersecurity giant Bitdefender said on Friday that online attacks linked to Covid-19 "have risen by 475 per cent in March as compared to the previous month", and the numbers are expected to keep increasing until the end of the month.
"Almost one third of the Covid-19-related attacks target public authorities and healthcare institutions," Bitdefender said in a statement.
Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Watcdog (FAS) has filed a lawsuit against US technology giant Apple following a lawsuit by Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab regarding Apple's actions in the market for applications for its iOS operating system, according to a news release from the agency, TASS and Reuters quoted.
Romania's biggest cybersecurity company Bitdefender said on Tuesday that it has acquired Dutch network security analytics company RedSocks, its first acquisition of a tech company in 17 years, in a move to boost its presence on the European market and expand its portfolio.
The purchase was concluded on October 11, said a press release sent to the media by Bitdefender.
Cyberattacks in Turkey rose 24.9 percent in the first half of 2018, up from 21.9 percent in the same period last year, according to Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
One of the things that distinguish Bulgaria from other countries is that wireless internet is almost everywhere. However, public networks are a convenient means of hackers' with malicious intent, so be careful when using these networks. From Fobres they give an example of how public networks can be safely used.
1. Disable shared files on your device
Russian anti-virus software firm Kaspersky Lab, which is suspected by U.S. authorities of helping the Kremlin’s espionage efforts, said on May 15 it was moving its core infrastructure and operations to Switzerland.