We Heart It Network Turned off Twitter Sharing after Diet Spam Attacks; Bitdefender Offers Security Advice

We Heart It Network Turned off Twitter Sharing after Diet Spam Attacks; Bitdefender Offers Security Advice

The image sharing social network We Heart It has turned off Twitter sharing after a large diet spam wave that referenced its services. The attack allegedly began several days ago i ...

Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Facebook is curious about privacy, annoying posts and the overall experience on the platform, according to the latest survey shared with users worldwide. The 3-minute quiz also inc ...

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Cyber-criminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that users are hoping for, warns antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The increasing wa ...

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

World of Warcraft players need to ignore the unexpected e-mails that pop up into their inboxes offering professional skills, automatic upgrades for the role of class 60. Because th ...

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

Facebook Follower Scam Prompts Victims to Inject Themselves with Dangerous Code

More than 17,000 Facebook users were tricked by a bold scam that promised them over 100,000 followers on the social network and made them willingly inject dangerous code in their b ...

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

Caution Advised as Heartbleed Poses Serious Security Threat

A potentially damaging flaw has been discovered with the OpenSSL libraries that will likely trigger reactions ranging from mild concern to paranoia.  We may never fully know the ex ...

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

Instead of Football Matches, Apps Play Unauthorized Code

The highly anticipated World Cup 2014 may turn hazardous for smartphone-wielding fans, according to Bitdefender findings. FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Match, a free app from Google Pla ...

We Heart It Network Turned off Twitter Sharing after Diet Spam Attacks; Bitdefender Offers Security Advice

The image sharing social network We Heart It has turned off Twitter sharing after a large diet spam wave that referenced its services. The attack allegedly began several days ago in Australia. “We’ve temporarily disabled sign-in and sharing via Twitter while we look into an issue,” We Heart It wrote on Twitter. “Please sign-in via email in the meantime.” Users complained the email sign in wasn’t working eit...

US Healthcare Sector Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks, Says FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that the US healthcare sector is vulnerable to hacking and cyber-attacks because of lax security measures, according to Reuters. The Bureau compared healthcare providers with stakeholders in other areas. "The healthcare industry is not as resilient to cyber intrusions compared to the financial and retail sectors, therefore the possibility of increased cyber int...

Android users offered $5 refund for useless anti-virus app

Earlier this month it was revealed that well over 10,000 Android users had bought an anti-virus app for $3.99 in the official Google Play store. The Virus Shield app, which claimed to "protect you and your personal information from harmful viruses, malware, and spyware", duly shot to the top of the charts, achieving an impressive 4.7 out of 5 rating from its users. There is only one problem. The app was use...

Latest Facebook Survey Questions Users about Privacy, Annoying Posts

Facebook is curious about privacy, annoying posts and the overall experience on the platform, according to the latest survey shared with users worldwide. The 3-minute quiz also includes questions about trust, security and general satisfaction with the social network. In the US, the survey also includes examples of annoying or disturbing posts such as family photos, posts with too much information and charit...

Hackers Breach NASA Database, Leak Account Credentials, Emails and Passwords

The GrenXPaRTa hackers group breached the systems of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and leaked user accounts and email addresses with SHA-1 encrypted passwords, according to screen captures hackers posted on Twitter. On Friday the hackers posted two screen captures to prove they accessed systems of NASA's Ames research center.                                   Photo Credit: https://twi...

Backdoor Still Hidden in Patch for Wi-Fi Routers

The backdoor affecting Sercomm wireless DSL routers has not been fixed, and lays hidden in the latest version of the devices’ firmware to intercept users’ home traffic, according to Ars Technica. In December 2013, Eloi Vanderbecken discovered hackers could exploit his parents’ Linksys Wi-Fi router to gain administrative rights and manipulate local network resources without admin credentials. The device was ...

Scam Easter Basket Packed with Fake Vouchers, Viagra and Religious Fraud

Cyber-criminals are hiding dangerous goodies among the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that users are hoping for, warns antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The increasing wave of dangerous spam hitting the US, the UK and other countries these days invades users’ inboxes with offers for fake vouchers, personal loans, replica watches and dubious candy surveys. Personalized Easter baskets, bunnies, and ...

Hackers attempt to blackmail cosmetic surgery firm, after stealing up to 500,000 patients’ records

The personal details of nearly half a million people, considering cosmetic surgery, may have been accessed by hackers who then attempted to blackmail a leading chain of clinics. The online criminals struck last month, breaking into servers belonging to the Harley Medical Group, which has 21 clinics across the United Kingdom. According to the company, the information stolen was extracted from its website enq...

Are You Ready to Vote for HotforSecurity?

We’re excited to share with you that HotforSecurity and Bitdefender Labs have been nominated at the European Security Blogger Awards 2014 in London, April 29, held during the InfoSec Europe security event. HotForSecurity is competing against leading security bloggers in three major categories: Best Corporate Security Blog Most Entertaining Blog Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog Do you enjo...

Warlords of Draenor Pre-Install Phishes for WoW players’ accounts

World of Warcraft players need to ignore the unexpected e-mails that pop up into their inboxes offering professional skills, automatic upgrades for the role of class 60. Because they are bogus.   Spammers have launched a new campaign offering fake Warlords of Draenor expansion pack, gifts, gold and upgrades, to trick WoW fans into filling out a phishing form and singlehandedly providing crooks with their pl...

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