PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

PC MAG Editor’s Choice for all three Bitdefender Windows solutions

You will be pleased to know that Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security have received PC MAG’s highest praise. Editor’s Choice is yet another confirmation that our pr ...

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Kodi Media Center Vulnerability Exposes Users to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Home media player software Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) has been found vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that may jeopardize the security of home users, according to Bitdefe ...

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

New Facebook Tag Scam Installs Fake Security Add-on, Bitdefender Warns

Facebook tag scams have re-emerged, Bitdefender warns. Today's scam starts with an attractive video capture posted on users' Walls. Twenty of the victims' Facebook friends are tagg ...

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Meet The Best European Corporate Security Blog! Yes, we’re talking about HotForSecurity!

Remember we told you we were nominated at this year’s European Security Blogger Awards, in London? We’re even happier to let you know that… WE WON!!! We’re thrilled to have receive ...

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning, Bitdefender Warns

Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware demanding 500$ to restore access to their sm ...

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Asimov’s positronic brain may still be just literature for now, but artificial intelligence is already making the difference in computer security technologies. Bitdefender 2015, cr ...

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

A new spam wave has hit hundreds of mailboxes with malicious .chm attachments to spread the infamous Cryptowall ransomware, malware researchers from Bitdefender Labs found. Interes ...

FBI’s Most Wanted Cybercriminal; $3 million for lucky12345

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, using the nicknames “lucky12345” and “slavik,” is allegedly involved in a wide-ranging racketeering enterprise that installed malicious software known as “Zeus” on victims’ computers, according to the FBI. The well-known banking Trojan was used to capture bank account numbers, passwords, personal identification numbers, and other information to log into online banking accounts...

Cyberthreats Rank among Top 10 Business Risks for Mining and Metal Businesses

Cyber-attacks rank ninth in the top 10 business risks for mining and metal businesses, 11 places above last year’s results, according to the “Business risks in mining and metals 2015-2016” report by accountancy firm EY. The report shows widespread and sophisticated cyber-attacks are a common issue across the mining and metals sector regardless of size or scale, even though not all of them target financial g...

UK Government Launches “Stop Online Abuse” To Fight Cyberbullying

The UK government has launched the “Stop Online Abuse” website to help victims of online abuse report, complain and campaign against any offensive media content. The project was implemented by Galop, the lead organization in the UK for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) victims, and funded by the Government Equalities Office. LGBT people often fall victim to cyberbullying and suffer extreme onli...

Two in Five US Internet Users Had Personal Data Compromised in the Past Year

Some 40% of US consumers received a notice in the past year that personal information such as username, password, credit card number, social security number or national insurance number had been compromised and 70% changed their passwords in response, according to Consumer Account Security Report, a study conducted by Qualtrics and SSI. Source: Wikipedia About one-quarter had accounts hacked, and nearly a f...

Cybersecurity Investments Outperform S&P 500 10-Fold

Cybersecurity is booming. Investors in the sector have been rewarded with a 24% gain this year, compared with the S&P 500 index’s 2.1% rise, according to passive investment vehicle HACK, an exchange-traded fund focused on cybersecurity. Source: Wikipedia PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (financial ticker HACK), which includes companies such as FireEye, CyberArk Software, Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks, Fo...

Samsung says it will update updater that disabled Windows Update

Talk about a right royal mess. Last week, it was discovered that software pre-installed on Samsung computers had the undesirable (but surprisingly deliberate) side effect of disabling Windows Update, Microsoft's way of automatically keeping your Windows computer secured with the latest patches including security updates. As a consequence, the onus was put on Samsung computer owners to update their devices m...

Europol Arrests Alleged Creators of Banking Trojans Zeus and SpyEye

Authorities from six European countries have taken down a major cybercriminal group in Ukraine suspected of developing, exploiting and distributing well-known banking Trojans Zeus and SpyEye, according to Europol. Police arrested five suspects between June 18 and 19. The cybercriminals used malware to attack online banking systems in Europe and elsewhere, adapting their sophisticated banking Trojans over ti...

Nearly half of 1,000 Leading Websites Fail Online Security and Privacy Assessment Tests

Some 46% of leading global websites have been found vulnerable to existing online security threats, according to Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) annual audit of nearly 1,000 sites including leading banks, retailers, social, media, news, government and IoT sites. Nearly half of the Top 1,000 websites don’t adequately protect consumers from phishing and other social engineering threats and have insufficient pri...

57 month prison sentence for hacker who created Blackshades RAT

Alex Yücel, the Swedish co-creator of the Blackshades RAT, has been sentenced to 57 months in a US Federal prison. In May 2014, the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, announced that almost 100 people worldwide had been arrested, in an operation targeting the developers and users of Blackshades, a malware toolkit sold online for as little as $40. Source: newsfiber.com Those arrested included 25-year...

Travel Scams Are Back, Expedia Customers Victims of Phishing

It’s that time of the year -- scammers are taking advantage of people looking to book a room over the holidays. Expedia, one of the largest travel sites in the world, warns about a phishing scam targeting unsuspecting customers, according to news reports. Source: expedia.com Some Expedia customers have been emailed and called from someone pretending to work at the reputable company, after a breach at a thir...

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