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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 access abundant data from Internet browsers. The hackers might originate from Albania, according to malicious code samples. The story was also featured by The Guardian.  It all starts with what appears to be a funny video of a Facebo...

Scam Promises Naked Videos of Facebook Friends, Drops Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

More than 1,000 people have been tricked into installing a Trojan after clicking on a new Facebook scam that promises naked videos of their friends. According to Bitdefender Labs, the countries with the most detected infections are Romania, the UK, Italy, France and Germany. The scam has just started to make rounds on the social network and can multiply itself and tag users’ friends extremely quickly. Over ...

’Profile Viewer’ Add-on Infects Facebook Users with Carfekab Trojan

Facebook users worldwide may be exposed to the Carfekab Trojan spreading in a new virulent campaign on the social network. The 'Profile Viewers' add-on entices users with the promise of seeing their stalkers on Facebook. Over 2,400 .tk domains have already been registered for malicious purposes. The browser extension fraudulently gathers 'likes' and spreads from one timeline to another. The downloaded “.exe...

Malware Writers, Fraudsters Target Gamers with Fake GTA 5 Serials

As the recent GTA 5 release made headlines worldwide and even increased the number of “sick” employees as workers stayed home for the game, cyber-criminals launched their own exquisite offer of bogus serials, kits and beta versions. The fake websites are disseminated worldwide, and some are hosted on Russian domains. Considering the global interest for the game, malware writers and fraudsters crafted the ba...

Malware Shifting from SMS Trojans to Ransomware and Banking

While previous Android malware reports showed an increase in SMS Trojans that hijacked user phones to send text messages to premium-rated numbers, a new report on 2013’s first six months highlights new, more sophisticated threats. With SMS Trojans as the ranking Trojan family - Android.Trojan.FakeInst having 72.51 percent of all global malware reports - Android ransomware is under the spotlight as a new and...

Hackers Grab Opera Certificate, 1,000 Users Infected with Password-Stealing Malware

Over a thousand Windows users were infected with password-stealing malware after hackers stole a software-signing certificate from Opera and used it to write malicious code. Users affected by the cyber-attack automatically installed the Trojan, which posed as coming from Opera’s legitimate software. In the last week, following the attack, Bitdefender detected the malware mostly in the US. The Oslo-based com...

Trojan.Obad.A Gets Administrator Privileges and Manages Your Device for You

A new variant of Android malware is making its rounds in the wild, wreaking havoc among users and taking complete control over the infected smartphone. Once launched, the sophisticated Android.Obad.A, lurking inside an innocent-looking application, asks users to give it administrative privileges enabling the Trojan to manage the device from deep within the system. Android.Obad.A is equipped with an array of...

Spam Posing as FedEx E-mail Delivers Gamarue Trojans Instead of Packages

A new wave of malicious FedEx spam delivers Trojans instead of packages, infecting users with malware when opening the attachments. In the last couple months, the Gamarue Trojan has spread intensely in the US, Australia, Croatia, Romania, Iran, the UK, Germany and Spain. “This tracking update has been requested and attached to this email,” the malicious message reads. “Reference information includes: Invoic...

Dorkbot Malware Infects Facebook Users; Spies Browser Activities and Grabs Data

A new variant of the Dorkbot malware infects Facebook users worldwide, spreading from one friend to another through the social network’s internal chat. The Bitdefender Labs have caught and blocked the worm, which is capable of spying on users’ browsing activities and stealing their personal details. The malware family mainly circulates in the US, India, Portugal, the UK, Germany, Turkey and Romania. The inf...

Russian Dating Scam Drags Users to Javascript Malware

A wave of Russian dating spam drags users to a dangerous website loaded with Javascript malware. The Bitdefender Labs discovered an increasing number of e-mails designed to play on users’ virility to spread to inboxes worldwide. The Russian girls’ messages are straightforward and efficient, prompting users to respond fast to the bait. “Let’s act on our feelings and get to know one another,” one of the infec...

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