New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

New Scareware Campaign Tricks Users with Fake Antivirus

A new type of scareware advertisement tricks users into believing their systems are infected and need expert help to remove the malware, Bitdefender warns. The malware-spreading me ...

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Bitdefender Warns Stock Brokers of New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scam

Millions of penny stock spam emails have been flooding inboxes these days, spreading a new ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scam and inflating stock values of a mineral deposit company based ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

Bitdefender’s Pick. Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the world’s original coder!

What is Bitdefender's Pick? The enlightened minds of mathematicians, cryptographers, engineers, physicists, inventors and others have shaped the computer and the Internet into what ...

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

Emma Watson Leaked Facebook Video Reveals Trojans, Not Nude Pictures

A new scam takes advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity, using the actress as bait to spread malware on Facebook, according to the Bitdefender Labs. The alleged sexy videos ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

Bitdefender’s Pick. Amazon, Google and Apple Ramp up Competition in Internet of Things; Hackers Await

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 ...

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

ShellShock Roundup: What to do if You are Vulnerable

A security vulnerability on the GNU Bourne Again Shell reported Wednesday is claiming victims in the wild. The flaw – known to the tech world as CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 - a ...

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

Malware Writers Target SMB Employees with Fake Policy Violation

A new cyber-crime attack tricks SMB employees into downloading Zbot and other Trojans by accusing them of violating company policy, according to antivirus software provider Bitdefe ...

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop on Facebook

Shopping tip of the day: don’t take free shoe offers on Facebook at face value. One look at the page that asks for a Like & Share tribute will give you an idea of what it’s like to walk in Loubouscammers or Blahnitricksters. Putting our hippest foot forward, we get caught in a truly enlightening convers(e)ation  on manners. This is where we find out that it’s polite to wave and smile or just nod (but no...

Most Employers to Monitor Social Media for Security

Six times more corporations will be stalking social media by 2015 to prevent security breaches, said a recent Gartner report. The IT research organization found that 60 per cent of companies will monitor channels such as Facebook and LinkedIn to prevent e-threats in three years from now. According to Gartner, many employers already monitor social media, but less than 10 per cent use the same techniques for...

Self-Appointed “Justice League” Joins Online Privacy Fight

A new organization named Internet Defense League is joining the fight against CISPA and other such organizations in the hopes of acting as an early-warning system against online privacy threats. The self-appointed internet freedom fighter group, led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, hopes to strike hard and early at federal bills such as SOPA or PIPA . By signing up websites to help spread the word of an...

Smart Devices and Their Blind Spot

If Internet-connected device, other than your regular PC, seemed eccentric a few years back, today smartphones are a standard. And a fast growing number and variety of smart appliances follow this trend of web-connectivity and data-exchange. Of course unlimited Internet access comes with 24-hour-a-day risk. From mid-range television sets and smart meter installations to intelligent stoves, microwaves or fri...

Everything You Need to Know About Flamer.A – World’s Most Sophisticated Cyber-Weapon

In 2010, the world stopped spinning for a moment, as evidence of a highly complex piece of malware hitting a nuclear research facility in Iran started to emerge. Two years later, the discovery of another e-threat shows that the team behind Stuxnet and Duqu had another offspring that was even more complex and persistent. The e-threat - dubbed Trojan.Flamer.A – was also isolated in Iran earlier in May. Prelim...

Nebraska Student Information System Breached by Cyber Attack

The Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) was breached in a cyber-attack and record of 650,000 individuals were compromised. The University of Nebraska is leading an investigation to identify the hacker and the motives. With numbers, addresses, grades, transcripts, housing and financial aid information exposed, the University of Nebraska assures everyone that no credit card data was exposed and it has...

Free [not]Beer Internet for All from #opindia_back, Benign Till June 9?

Anonymous India calls for a non-violent protest against Internet censorship on June 9, 2012. Vehicles and “harmful items”, as well as “fire or burning at all” are banned. Guy Fawkes masks, banners and recording devices are welcome.  Prospective participants are advised to keep at least 50 meters away from police but hand over “anyone who causes violence” to the authorities. “Behind this mask is an idea and...

Cyber Attack Hits 123,000 Thrift Savings Plan Members; No Data Misused

The US Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) said a cyber attack against one of its third party service providers, Serco Inc., apparently did not result in misuse of data of its Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The unauthorized access reported by the FBI in April is estimated to have led to personal information exposure for approximately 123,000 TSB participants. “There is no indication that any of t...

Chinese Microbloggers to Play It Nice?

Ever since the Chinese government’s temporary ban on its comment feature, SinaWeibo, the Chinese Twitter homologue, has been devising new terms and conditions to help verify users’ identity and eliminate forbidden forms of communication. Among other things, users should not send messages that “spread rumors, disrupt social order, and destroy societal stability” or that “call for disruption of social order t...

Fake Diablo III Cracks Emerge

The long-awaited Diablo III was launched May 15th 2012 and with it came an avalanche of phishing scams and email spams designed to prey on gamer’s weakness for Blizzard’s title. While the open beta is long gone and phishing for login credentials is now meaningless, we have yet to see the full fallout of this event. For instance, some dubious websites lure fans with Diablo III game cracks that are either in...

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