Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

A self-proclaimed hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, a ...

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

New Viral Video Scam on Facebook: ‘Girl Killed by Husband for Kissing Another Man’

A new viral video scam has lured thousands of Facebook users with a fake tape of a girl killed by her husband because she kissed another man, according to Bitdefender. The antiviru ...

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

Scammers Ditch Taylor Swift and Disneyland from Top 10 Facebook Baits

American singer and actress Taylor Swift has lost her scam ‘mojo’, as her fake sex tape spreading on Facebook was excluded from the top ten most successful scam baits, according to ...

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

Funny Video Facebook Scam Drops Not so Funny Trojan, Bitdefender Warns

A new “funny” video spreading on Facebook drops a not so hilarious Trojan on users’ computers, according to research by antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The malware can acc ...

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

Exploring the Power of a Single Click

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci In a world of increasingly complicated and complex products, computer users are at risk of overwhelm. Obscure techn ...

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

Scammers Cite Huffington Story of Lost Japanese Riches to Dupe Victims

“Nigerian” scammers are citing media outlets such as The Huffington Post to lend credit to their enrichment promises. A new wave of bogus messages is flooding inboxes with the temp ...

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

Parking Fine Scam Drops Zbot on Computers in UK

A wave of parking fine spam continues to infect computers in the UK with Zeus, or the Zbot Trojan, seeking to steal confidential information, according to Bitdefender. So far, the ...

Oops! Mozilla left thousands of email addresses and passwords lying around (again)

For second time in a month, Mozilla - famous for the Firefox web browser - has had to warn that thousands of email addresses and passwords were left lying around on a server that the public could easily access. At the beginning of August members of the Mozilla developer community were warned that approximately 76,000 email addresses and 4,000 encrypted passwords had been left on a publicly accessible server...

US Banks Including JPMorgan Hit in Wave of Cyber-attacks

A number of major financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase and allegedly four others, have been hit by cyber-attacks this month, according to the New York Times. It appears that hackers breached their networks through a zero-day vulnerability in a bank website and did not disrupt banking services. JPMorgan has not clearly confirmed it was a victim of the attack. “Companies of our size unfortunately ...

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

A self-proclaimed hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, according to antivirus software company Bitdefender.  With the Ukrainian conflict in mind, hackers have crafted ingenious spam messages that help them deliver the Trojan to those who support the Russian “cause” and dislike measures...

Online gaming data breach affects millions in South Korea

South Koreans must handle the consequences of yet another enormous data breach, this time from online gaming. A staggering three-quarters of the entire South Korean population was affected, with ages ranging from 15 to 65. It would be an impressive enough statistic to learn that three-quarters of South Koreans are involved in some sort of online gaming platform to begin with, but this data breach stretches ...

NSA Surveillance Search Engine Built to Share and Search 850 Billion Metadata Records

The newest Snowden revelations have brought to light the existence of a metadata search engine built by the US National Security Agency, according to The Intercept. Details on phone calls, cellphone locations, emails and internet messages are included in the more than 850 billion metadata records.   Photo Credit: The Intercept "ICREACH contains information on the private communications of foreigners and, it...

Coincidence or Not, Sony PlayStation Hit by DDoS and CEO’s Plane under Bomb Threat

Sony suffered a denial-of-service attack that rendered the PSN network unavailable for a short period of time, according to a Twitter announcement. “We are under attack by a large scale ddos. Being dealt with but it will impact games until it’s handled,” John Smedley, CEO of Sony’s online entertainment division, tweeted. In a recent blog update, the company confirmed the “artificial high traffic” flooding a...

UPS Store data breach – the post mortem can wait, it’s time to warn and advise the victims

Up to 100,000 customers of The UPS Store may have reason to worry right now, after it was disclosed this week the company announced that it had suffered a massive data breach at 51 of its sites across the United States. The breach was orchestrated by hackers who managed to plant malware onto point of sale (PoS) systems used at the company's stores, which went undetected by anti-virus software for months. Th...

US nuclear reactor safety regulators hacked three times in three years

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has hacked three separate times in the last three years, with at least two of the attacks believed to have been perpetrated by overseas hackers. According to NextGov, which obtained information about the attacks after filing an open-records request, NRC employees were duped by an phishing email that asked them to verify their login details by taking them...

Chrome web browser toughens up, blocking “deceptive” downloads

Google's Chrome web browser already warns users when it believes they are about to download software designed to infect their computer, or visit a website that appears to be malicious. But straightforward malware isn't the only problem that internet surfers regularly stumble across on the net. Another commonly-encountered nuisance are the programs that can pretend to do something useful on your PC, but carr...

Anonymous Targets Ferguson, Missouri in #OpFerguson; DDoS Attack on Local PD Web Site

The Anonymous hacktivist group has targeted the Ferguson, Missouri administration and police department web site in an operation dubbed #OpFerguson, according to an announcement on Pastebin. The #OpFerguson campaign started shortly after a police officer shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. At the same time, protests calling attention to racial discrimination grew and a curfew was enforced ...

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