Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

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 ...

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Yahoo users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that helps hackers grab their credentials and hijack accounts. Bitdefender was already blocking the malicious URLs spreadi ...

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

We hate to sound gloomy before the holidays, but Christmas not only brings joy and presents. It comes with increasing cyber-crime activity as well, as Hacker Grinch prepares new sc ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

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 ...

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus softw ...

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

The ‘Facebook at Work’ project could raise even more security and privacy issues than the regular social network, according to Bitdefender security experts. The antivirus software ...

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

The free Adware Removal Tool for PC is now online. Bitdefender officially released today the application that helps users get rid of annoying software, according to a press release ...

Windows 8 Secure Boot Feature Slows Down Linux Adoption

If you’re planning to buy a brand-new Windows 8 computer and also run a Linux distro on the same machine, you’d better think twice. Microsoft’s upcoming Secure Boot feature has sparked an intense debate on the future of the open-source operating systems such as Linux. Secure Boot is a technology implemented by Microsoft in the upcoming Windows 8 that can stop a computer from loading an operating system that...

Indian Navy Computers Bugged by Chinese Hackers

Chinese hackers are thought to be behind an attack against India's naval computer systems located in Visakhaptnam, the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command. Hackers planted a bug in this highly contained facility to steal and send sensitive data to some IP addresses in China, according to The Indian Express on Sunday. The sniffing tool was found in the naval computers exactly as INS Arihant, India’s fi...

“Leap Second” Becomes Giant Problem for Numerous Websites

A tiny “leap second” added to the world’s clock on Saturday caused Reddit, Foursquare, Mozilla, and other companies significant technical problems, giving birth to a sort of a “leap second bug.” A leap second is a regularly scheduled insertion of an extra second into the Coordinated Universal Time when official time keepers hold their clocks back by one second to stay synchronized with the Earth rotation. T...

Stratfor Loses $1.75 Million Due to Hacking

Global security analysis company Stratfor lost $1.75 million after the recent Anonymous-affiliated data breach, according to a court settlement. The firm has to give free subscriptions, a digital book, and credit-monitoring services to affected users. Judges also ordered Stratfor to pay attorney fees for the client who sued after losing personal information in the attack, according to Reuters. The court doc...

Obama Scam Series Continued with Fake Phone Bill Coverage

A member of the SecurityNewsDaily staff spotted a cell phone scam claiming that President Obama will cover your cell phone bill if your send your bank account number to an unknown third party identified through another bank account number, according to an msnbc.com report. Those who fell into this trap receive a “returned payment message next day, plus a $35 bounced check fee,” as specified by msnbc’s Matt...

Lottery Scammers Phishing with More Sophisticated Hooks

A lottery phishing scam is flooding inboxes these days. Allegedly from The National Lottery Commission, the bait lures users not only with a link to the official lottery page, but also with what seems to be a legit e-mail address of the chief executive. UK lottery scammers seemed to have professionalized their social engineering techniques. Users now receive business proposals on behalf of Mark Harris, the...

“Evil” Australian Hacker Sentenced to Two-and-a-half Years

The Australian hacker nicknamed “Evil” was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, but could be released on parole in 12 months because he pleaded guilty, according to Police. David Cecil had been arrested almost a year ago for hacking a National Broadband Network-linked service provider, changing and accessing restricted data. He was also accused of cyber-attacking Sydney University's website, several...

5 Years in Prison for Scarlett Johansson Hacker

The hacker who hijacked nude pictures of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and other celebrities was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $150,000 for the attacks. 35-year-old Christopher Chaney, from Florida, pleaded guilty to breaking into the email accounts of other celebrities too, including Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Hudgens, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus. He is scheduled to be sentenced for those at...

Operation Japan – Anonymous Protests Against Copyright Law

Anonymous launched a series of attacks against government institutions from Japan following a recent update to Copyright Law. Stipulating that maximum jail sentences should be carried out for uploading pirated music, the Copyright Law even fines offenders up to ¥2 million (£15,982). Announcing “OpJapan” via Twitter, Anonymous carried a series of attacks on websites including the Japanese Ministry of Finance...

International Cyber-Crime Takes a Blow as 24 Hackers Arrested

Authorities arrested 24 international hackers in a joint operation in 13 countries, pulling the plug on a series of “carding” crimes that could have caused over $250 million in losses. With 11 individuals from the U.S. and 13 from abroad, the two-year operation is considered a success, said the FBI. Over 400,000 individuals could have been victimized from stolen credit cards credentials, said FBI Assistant...

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