Bitdefender’s next gen machine learning provided zero day protection from WannaCry ransomware attacks

Starting May 12th, the WannaCryptor (WannaCry) ransomware family infected thousands of computers impacting individuals and organizations across the world.

All Bitdefender customers were safe, successfully protected from WannaCry.

Endpoints running Bitdefender GravityZone were protected from hour zero against this attack wave and they were not affected by this new family of ransomware as our products detect and intercept both the delivery mechanism and all variations of the WannaCry ransomware known to date.

Moreover, Bitdefender’s newly introduced Hypervisor Introspection solution was able to prevent exploits of the EternalBlue vulnerability from hour zero as well, before it was patched by Microsoft. The solution is capable of detecting memory violations in the raw memory stack, without knowing the vulnerability beforehand, and can therefore effectively prevent the attack

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