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 ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

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 ...

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

Pornography is no longer scammers’ favorite bait! After analyzing a wave of scams spreading worldwide before the Valentine’s Day celebration, Bitdefender researchers have found tha ...

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

A massive spam wave is installing banking Trojan Dyreza on tens of thousands of computers to steal sensitive financial data from unsuspecting customers, Bitdefender malware analyst ...

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the re-emergence of tag scams on Facebook. What seemed to be a basic worm at that time turned into inspiration for multiple cyber-criminal gangs. This ...

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

A spam campaign delivering CTB Locker is targeting employees from French companies, Bitdefender researchers found. The  spam e-mails  carry an attachment,a .cab file and a message ...

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Bad week-end for Facebook users: a malicious tagging campaign ended up infecting at least 5 thousand computer users with a backdoor. This three-day campaign has been actively mirro ...

Hackers hijack Tesla’s website, Twitter account and email – but how?

Tesla Motors is famous for its high performance, gadget-filled, electric cars - but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's a master of all technology. This weekend, to the amusement of some on social media, Tesla's website and Twitter account was hijacked by hackers. Visitors to teslamotors.com found that in place of the normal sexy imagery of electric automobiles, hackers had added their own images and me...

The Truth Behind Alternative Passwords

Weak passwords are known as the soft spot of any online security strategy. Hackers regularly break into website databases, steal passwords and then use them to access user accounts. Even when passwords are encrypted, cyber-criminals often find ways to crack them. So it was only natural for users and security specialists to think of new ways to secure accounts and devices. Here is an overview of the newest a...

Should your voice be enough to unlock your Android phone? Google seems to think so

According to media reports, some users of Android phones are beginning to see a new feature rolled-out to their devices. And it could mean that all you may need to do to unlock your Android phone in future is murmur the words "Ok Google." This isn't the first time Google has tried to give Android users methods to unlock their devices without having to go to all the "effort" of entering a PIN, swipeable patt...

Lottery security director accused of hacking random-number generator to win $14.3 million

It sounds like the plot of a movie. But it's not. At least not yet. Eddie Raymond Tipton, was the security director for MUSL - the Multi-State Lottery Association - which runs major lotteries across the United States, including Hot Lotto, Mega Millions and Powerball. For understandable reasons, MUSL employees are not allowed to play the lottery. 51-year-old Tipton, however, is accused of not just playing th...

Nazi-loving Android malware suspects arrested in Russia

Russian police have arrested five men in connection with an organised criminal attempt to steal money from online banking customers using an Android trojan horse. The men, who computer crime authorities in the country claim have confessed their involvement in the scheme, are alleged to have stolen up to 50 million rubles ($930,000) with their malware. Amongst those arrested is said to be the 25-year-old sus...

Steam users beware! Bad guys hide malware inside fake game demos

Steam users are being warned to be on their guard after cybercriminals were found trying to infect video game fans by disguising their malicious downloads as cool new games. According to media reports, the popular Steam game service fell foul of fraudsters who created fake pages on the site in a bid to trick unsuspecting gamers into installing malware on their computers. The bad guys took a demo of a genuin...

UK government website hijacked by Islamist hackers

Want to know what air pollution is like in the UK today? There's a website for that: uk-air.defra.gov.uk, run by the British Government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Unfortunately it's not going to be able to help you today. That's because a group of hackers attacked the site earlier today, and replaced its usual rather dour forecasts for air pollution over the British Isles...

Don’t be fooled! Bitdefender Anti-Prank Tool Does Not Exist

If you’ve been fooled by this app, be cautious! Our innocent app is meant to put a smile on your face, but thousands of rogue apps put your identity and online safety at risk. Scammers mean business when it comes to stealing your credit card number, passwords or installing malware on your devices, and they take advantage of your favorite apps to do so. Replicas of famous apps have recently fooled thousands...

GitHub under `Largest DDoS in Site History’

GitHub is suffering an ongoing DDoS attack after search engine traffic was redirected to flood the code repository. On March 25, Baidu traffic began hitting a pair of URLs hosted on GitHub and causing temporary disruptions of the service. "We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS attack in github.com’s history,” the company announced. “The attack involves a wide combination of attack vectors. These in...

AV-Comparatives names Bitdefender ‘Product of the Year’

Bitdefender, the innovative antivirus company, won the Product of the Year award from leading independent testing organization AV-Comparatives. The prize adds to Bitdefender 2015’s four Editor’s Choice awards from PC MAG, as well as the highest overall score for protection from AV-TEST and a host of other coveted industry awards. The AV-Comparatives tests are the most highly regarded by top reviewers such a...

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