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 ...

Download this Kindle eBook, and have your Amazon account cookies stolen

A security researcher has reported what appears to be an embarrassing flaw on Amazon's website that could put Kindle users at risk. Benjamin Daniel Mussler claims that the "Manage Your Content and Devices" and "Manage Your Kindle" services on Amazon's web-based Kindle Library are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack, which can be exploited by a boobytrapped eBook title. Anyone wanting to target...

Comcast Allegedly Threatens to Terminate Service to TOR Users

Comcast subscribers who use the anonymous TOR browser have been reportedly threatened by the company with service termination if they continue to use the "illegal" browser, according to the Deepdotweb. Comcast's customer representatives told customers that the use of TOR is against its policies and "illegal". "Users who try to use anonymity, or cover themselves up on the internet, are usually doing things t...

NSA and GCHQ Accessed Deutsche Telekom’s Networks via Treasure Map Program, Intercept Says

The US National Security Agency and the UK’s GCHQ appear to have access to the networks of Deutsche Telekom and other German internet providers, according to The Intercept. The Treasure Map works as a kind of "Google Earth for global data traffic" as it’s practically a global internet data traffic map that reports in near real time. "The program doesn’t just seek to chart data flows in large traffic channel...

Dyre malware targets millions of Salesforce users, stealing passwords and bypassing 2FA

We're all used to the idea of malware which snoops upon our online banking, attempting to steal our login credentials to help hackers gain access to our bank accounts. Many of us are also aware of spyware trojan horses that target users of other websites, including popular webmail services or social networks, in the hope of plundering private information or using the platforms as a springboard for other att...

5 Million Google Account Credentials Leaked Online

Close to five million Google account credentials have been leaked online by hackers, according to the IBTimes. At first glance, most of the accounts seems to belong to people in Russia. The announcement was made on Bitcoin Security forum by a user dubbed "tvskit" who also posted a link to the leaked email list. The opened thread and the discussions are now available only through cached page services such as...

Gamer Information Exposed in Electronic Arts (EA) Studio Firemonkeys Breach

User information was “potentially” downloaded in a breach of Australia-based Electronic Arts (EA) studio Firemonkeys had its forum breached a year ago, according to IGN. “An investigation determined that a small number of customer email addresses were potentially obtained, but revealed no evidence of other information being accessed including passwords, names, security questions, payment information or any ...

Hundreds of Android Applications Risk Eavesdropping Due to Lapse in Validating X.509 SSL Certificates

Hundreds of Android applications are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks due to their failure to properly validate X.509 SSL certificates, according to the Carnegie Mellon University CERT. In March, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges with Fandango and Credit Karma companies, who failed to properly implement the SSL protocol and exposed sensitive information. "An attacker on the...

Don’t get caught with your pants down: 9 ways to not be seen naked on the internet

The leaking of several Hollywood celebrities’ nude photos onto the internet has sparked Bitdefender into action - here are its top tips for not being seen naked online. Here's some advice from the software firm's chief security strategist Catalin Cosoi: 1. Avoid storing pictures on a device Last year, a total of 290,651 devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets were reported stolen In the UK. Smartph...

GreatFire accuses China of Intercepting CERNET Traffic to Google, Man-In-The-Middle Attack via Fake X.509 Certificates

Online censorship monitor GreatFire accused the Chinese government of carrying out a MitM (Man-In-the-Middle) attack by intercepting encrypted SSL traffic between the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) and Google, according to a blog post. Google and many of its services are blocked in China due to internet censorship and the only access is through CERNET. “Instead of just outright blocking Googl...

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