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Fans Tricked with Fake Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015

Bitdefender fans are not the only ones excited about the 2015 suite release in the works - scammers are also preoccupied with the new antivirus edition. They have started promoting fraudulent links on YouTube and Facebook promising the 2015 edition. The fake Bitdefender antivirus download posted on YouTube leads users to fraudulent surveys and premium SMS scams. The video had hundreds of views and several F...

National Geographic Fans Targeted with Mobile Scareware

Mobile users of the National Geographic website are targeted with scareware saying they have been infected with malware, according to the Bitdefender Labs. They are then abusively redirected to a Google Play app that would clean their Android device. The ad poses as a message from the news.nationalgeographic.com page. “Your Android has been infected with a virus,” the deceptive alert reads. “Tap OK to remov...

Tor Browser in Apple’s App Store Still Packed with Spyware and Adware

The Tor Browser in Apple’s app store is allegedly still packed with spyware and adware despite repeated complaints, according to Softpedia. The tech giant hasn’t yet removed the application that is said to be fake. Tor president Roger Dingledine is seeking help from experts in the security industry.  “I mailed Window Snyder and Jon Callas to see if they can get us past the bureaucracy,” Tor Project’s co-fou...

Anonymous Targets Russia Amid Ukraine Tension; Leaks Crownservice.ru Internal SQL Data

Anonymous leaked a 500 Mb internal SQL database from the Russian Crownservice.ru employment portal to protest Russia’s seizure of Crimea, according to a pastebin post by the hacktivist group. Anonymous said it carried out the leak as part of its `OpRussia’ campaign against what it calls the ‘tyranny and brutality’ of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s military. Anonymous says Crownservice has deep ties w...

Brazil FIFA World Cup Threatened by Massive Cyber-Attack

The Brazil FIFA World Cup is threatened by a massive cyber-attack that could breach websites and lead to data theft, according to the BBC. Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the football event that has already been hut by protests, delays and overspending. Several self-proclaimed Anonymous members told Reuters they will mainly hack websites of official organizations and companies sponsoring the Br...

US Businesses Boost Cyber Security Investment After Recent Attacks

Some 60 per cent of US businesses increased their cyber security budgets following a spree of prominent attacks in December and January, according to BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. The wave of attacks influenced 78 per cent of those planning to increase their security budgets in the following 12 months. About 53 per cent of surveyed companies now recognize cyber security threats as a top three business r...

Microsoft Announces Multi-Factor Authentication for All Office 365 Users

Microsoft has added a second layer of login verification to all users of the Office 365 suite and plans to expand it to Office desktop applications, the company wrote on its blog. Multi-factor authentication, also known as two-factor authentication, asks the user to provide extra information to access an account besides the standard password. “Multi-factor authentication increases the security of user login...

Facebook’s Latest Reading List Includes Your Text and Multimedia Messages

Facebook’s latest reading list includes users’ text and multimedia messages, according to security researcher Tony Calileo. An update of the social network’s Android app seeks permission to read people’s private messages to allegedly connect phone numbers with accounts. “Advertisements for that new Nikon camera, for instance, will sell for more money if only people interested in photography are seeing it,” ...

Cybersecurity Officer Concerned about Obama’s Health Website

US President Barack Obama’s new health care web site was initially vulnerable to cyber-attack and risked the personal information of millions of Americans, the cybersecurity chief for the US Health and Human Services Department, Kevin Charest, told Congress. Under pressure to meet the self-imposed Oct. 1 deadline, HealthCare.gov allegedly didn’t pass rigorous security testing and had technical problems befo...

LinkedIn Files Lawsuit against Fake Account Creators

LinkedIn filed a lawsuit against 10 people who created thousands of abusive accounts, according to the Wall Street Journal. The action comes less than two months after Bitdefender warned about fake recruiters enticing users of the social network with well-paid jobs. On Monday, LinkedIn filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The social network’s representatives sa...

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