New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

A new type of scareware advertisement tricks users into believing their systems are infected and need expert help to remove the malware, Bitdefender warns. The malware-spreading me ...

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Millions of penny stock spam emails have been flooding inboxes these days, spreading a new ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scam and inflating stock values of a mineral deposit company based ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

A new scam takes advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity, using the actress as bait to spread malware on Facebook, according to the Bitdefender Labs. The alleged sexy videos ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

What is Bitdefender's Pick? We might be a security company, but our interests spin way beyond creating virus signatures and identifying new malware. We also keep our eyes peeled fo ...

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

A security vulnerability on the GNU Bourne Again Shell reported Wednesday is claiming victims in the wild. The flaw – known to the tech world as CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 - a ...

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

A new cyber-crime attack tricks SMB employees into downloading Zbot and other Trojans by accusing them of violating company policy, according to antivirus software provider Bitdefe ...

Alleged Baidu Spyware Gathering User Data From Sony Xperia Smartphones; “Unexpected Behaviour” Sony Says

Sony Xperia Smartphones with Android 4.4.2 or 4.4.4 KitKat versions have been allegedly found to send user data back to China-based servers of Baidu, according to a post from XPERIA Blog. The alleged spyware was found after users reported a strange folder named "Baidu." The folder appeared automatically with no user permission and it automatically reappears even if it is deleted with admin rights or from Sa...

BlackEnergy Malware Compromises US SCADA Systems; US CERT Says

The BlackEnergy malware toolkit has been compromising US SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems in a sophisticated campaign, according to the US Computer Emergency Response Team's advisory. SCADA systems compromised with BlackEnergy included those of GE Cimplicity, Advantech/Broadwin WebAccess and Siemens WinCC, while there is still no evidence that the compromised systems were disrupted o...

Dyre Banking Trojan Still Phishing for Data, US-CERT Warns

A new phishing campaign employs the Dyre banking Trojan to steal account credentials from enterprises and financial institutions, according to an alert by the Department of Homeland Security. In the advisory, US-CERT said the phishing campaign uses various tactics, but mostly malicious PDF email attachments to download malware. “Phishing emails used in this campaign often contain a weaponized PDF attachment...

ASUS Wireless Routers RT Series Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

The ASUS wireless routers from the RT-series have been found vulnerable to a Man-in-the-Middle attack, as they download updates via HTTP without an encryption protocol, in clear-text, according to a blog post by David Longenecker's. "The ASUS RT- series of routers rely on an easily manipulated process to determine if an update is needed, and to retrieve the necessary update file," Longenecker said. "Since t...

FBI infected 15-year-old bomb threat twit with malware, by impersonating newspaper

The Seattle Times is furious, after discovering that the FBI stole its identity.   Documents obtained by the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) show that, while attempting to identify who had made a series of high school bomb threats, the FBI created a fake Seattle Times webpage containing a bogus Associated Press news story, with the intention of infecting a suspect's computer with malware. What was...

White House Systems Breached by Alleged Russian Hackers

White House unclassified computer systems have been breached by some alleged Russian hackers, according to The Washington Post. The hackers, believed to be working for the Russian government, temporary disrupted some services. “In the course of assessing recent threats, we identified activity of concern on the unclassified Executive Office of the President network,” a White House official said. “We took imm...

Tor Exit Node Patches Malware on Executable Downloads

Downloaded binaries through a Russia-based Tor exit node has been found to patch malware onto binaries, according to a blog post by Leviathan Security. The findings, by Josh Pitts, are based on his research on Man-in-the-Middle binary patching using the Backdoor Factory patching framework. Pitts also checked if Windows Update packages wrapped in Windows Portable Executable (PE) format are patched with the m...

Ouch! Security expert writes book about hackers, then his publisher is hacked

Award-winning investigative reporter Brian Krebs has a book coming out next month called "Spam Nation", exploring the underbelly of the cybercrime world. It's bound to be a brilliant book because, well.. frankly, everything Krebs does is brilliant.   But if you're one of the eager followers of Krebs' blog who has pre-ordered his book, or other products, from his publisher Sourcebooks then you may want...

New Facebook App Encourages Anonymous Sharing

Facebook’s new mobile app, Rooms, allows people to create groups and share their interests under pseudonyms, Facebook announced. "A room is a feed of photos, videos, and text — not too different from the one you have on Instagram or Facebook — with a topic determined by whoever created the room," Facebook says. The app does not require users to reveal their real name, own a Facebook account or an email addr...

Apple Drops SSL 3.0 for Push Notifications due to Poodle Flaw

Apple is going to drop SSL 3.0 support for their push notification service due to the recently discovered POODLE vulnerability in the SSL protocol, according to Apple's announcement. The company is pulling the plug for SSL 3.0 support on Wednesday, October 29, in favor of the newer and more secure Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. "Providers using only SSL 3.0 will need to support TLS as soon as poss...

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