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 ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Alan Turing, Father of Artificial Intelligence!

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 ...

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 ...

Some Windows 7 PCs bricked by Microsoft after faulty Patch Tuesday update

Has your Windows computer been stuck in an endless Blue Screen of Death hell since last week? Chances are it may be connected to the Patch Tuesday updates that Microsoft issued last week. As ComputerWorld reports, a lengthy thread on Microsoft's support forums reveal that many users have been hit by a so-called "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD) 0x50 Stop error message. The dodgy update which appears to have cau...

Albertson’s and SuperValu Retailers Breached; Credit Cards Exposed

US retailers Albertson's and SuperValu have had their payment networks breached by hackers, according to CNN Money. Both chains announced on Friday that the massive breach impacted their subsidiary stores as well. "SUPERVALU believes that the payment cards from which such cardholder data may have been stolen were used … at the 180 SUPERVALU stores and stand-alone liquor stores … operated under the Cub Foods...

Car Makers Urged to Sign Security Manifesto against Hacking

Automobile manufacturers could deter hackers from hijacking cars by following a five-principle manifesto, according to I Am The Cavalry, as quoted by The Register. The security pressure group wrote an open letter to car makers, urging them to increase their products’ security. “Modern vehicles are computers on wheels and are increasingly connected and controlled by software and embedded devices,” I am the C...

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