Cambridge, England, February 17, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Darktrace, a world leader in artificial intelligence in cybersecurity, today announced that its autonomous response technology, Antigena, has successfully taken steps to stop a cyberattack that exploits a GitLab vulnerability to run malware for crypto mining Italian distributor electronics.

The well-reported GitLab vulnerability allows attackers to run arbitrary commands, including the ability to delete, modify, and knock out private source code. The study found that more than 6 months after the vulnerability patch was released, more than 30,000 public GitLab servers remained uncorrected and open for use. The attacks were opportunistic, indiscriminate and automated.

Darktrace technology, which works on the basis of artificial intelligence with self-learning, develops an understanding of normal business operations for each organization, which allows you to detect abnormal actions. Based on this understanding, Antigena was able to make micro-decisions and quarantine infected devices autonomously, preventing the late movement of a suspected participant in the crypto-jacking threat – and all this without interruption in business. If CISO is not in office and does not have to return for another two weeks, which is complicated by the presence of a small security group, without autonomous response technology the attack would be exacerbated, leading to a breach affecting the company’s financial and reputation. Although the attacker was caught using the GitLab vulnerability to mine cryptocurrencies, exploiting this vulnerability could be the first step in a more devastating ransomware attack or lead to intellectual property theft.

Darktrace reports that every minute, every day its autonomous response technology stops the escalation of the threat and it is able to take action in seconds.

About Darktrace

Darktrace (DARK: L), a world leader in artificial intelligence in cybersecurity, provides world-class technology that protects more than 6,500 customers worldwide from advanced threats, including ransomware, cloud and SaaS attacks. A fundamentally different approach Darktrace uses artificial intelligence with self-learning, which allows machines to understand the business to self-protect it. Headquarters in the village Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 1,700 employees and more than 30 offices worldwide. Darktrace has been named by TIME magazine one of the “Most Influential Companies” for 2021.

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