Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Asimov’s positronic brain may still be just literature for now, but artificial intelligence is already making the difference in computer security technologies. Bitdefender 2015, cr ...

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 ...

Woman charged with running webcam-hacking network

It's not at unusual these days to hear stories of innocent people's webcams being hacked. Typically the perpetrators are guys, getting their kicks out of snooping and spying covertly without the knowledge of their victim, sometimes furtively stealing snapshots or blackmailing young women into performing sexual acts on camera. This is one of the reasons why it can be a good idea to keep your computer out of...

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Asimov’s positronic brain may still be just literature for now, but artificial intelligence is already making the difference in computer security technologies. Bitdefender 2015, crowned 'Product of the Year' by leading independent testing organization AV-Comparatives, uses a ‘neural’ network of hundreds of millions of computers modelled after the human brain. We have yet to see caliber two artificial intell...

Hackers steal $5 million from Ryanair’s bank account

All of us dread the prospect of having our personal bank accounts hacked. But imagine what it must be like for a company to have its business bank account plundered by hackers for millions of dollars? According to reports, controversial budget airline Ryanair has fallen victim to hackers who managed to steal €4.6 million (almost US $5 million) via a fraudulent electronic transfer to a Chinese bank last week...

Cyber Criminals Arrested on Accusations of Stealing $15 Million from Banks

Romanian law enforcement arrested a cyber-criminal gang accused of stealing over $15 million from banks and financial institutions, according to news reports. The 25 men have allegedly been hacking banks and cloning payment cards stolen from Puerto Rico and Muscat (Oman). In 2013, hackers stole payment card data from large corporations, cloned the cards and used them to withdraw money from ATMs in various c...

Whizz Kids, Old Hands at RSA 2015 Examine the (In)Secure Future of the Internet of Everything

Tech enthusiasts, whizz kids and security veterans gathered in San Francisco last week for the annual RSA conference security event to discuss failures, successes and challenges of internet security. In case you missed the news, here’s a short overview of some of the memorable demos and ideas of this year’s event: Billy Rios, founder of security firm Laconicly, exploited a two-year-old vulnerability in a Ve...

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 were 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 m...

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...

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