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 ...

Cyber Criminals Pose as HMRC to Capitalize on UK Tax Rebates

As UK taxpayers await tax refunds, a malicious spam campaign analyzed by Bitdefender labs is seducing them with a false promise of £209.87 under the guise of HMRC officials. According to Which.co.uk, “over 3 million to start receiving tax refund payouts [last] week, 14/05/12”. The number of potential victims is significant. The suggestive subject tag NOTICE OF TAX RETURN FOR YEAR 2011, the signature of an O...

Diablo III Craze On Phish & Maze Diet

If you are NOT one of the 4.7 million people to have financially fueled the biggest PC game launch in history, but instead crave a free battle with Azmodan, the Lord of Sin, and Belial, the Lord of Lies, prepare for some bruises from the real world as well. We’ve all found out (ever since before the beginning of the glittery 80s) that video has, indeed, killed the radio star. No news to be broken on the vid...

Top 10 Hacker Headline Arrests So Far This Year

Months into 2012 - the year the world’s supposed to come to an end - hackers have been very busy keeping their hands out of their pockets and deep into their victims’. Police walked their legs off and handcuffed the guilty - many of whom didn’t step out of boyhood yet. Police nabbed a pack of hackers this year, one more notorious than the next. Though they were painted as dangerous criminal minds working in...

Fresh Escort Scam Leads People Straight to Divorce

A new escort scam that causes a lot of divorces caught the eye of the FBI. According to the latest report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center, the agency received several complaints regarding a website that allegedly snatches identities and damages victims’ reputation. The prank mechanism is rather simple: after scammers steal people’s IDs, they post pictures on the escort web site along with slanderou...

Bredolab Botnet Operator Gets Jail Time in Armenia

Georgy Avanesov, the 27-year-old bot herder responsible for infecting more than 30 million PCs, has been sentenced to four years in prison on charges of creating and spreading the Bredolab virus. The malware operations lead to the infection of an estimated 30 million computers around the world between March 2009 and October 2010. The sensitive information (such as e-banking usernames and passwords, document...

Sex & Horror Scams Served Piñata Style

Facebook scams based on promised revelations about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s relationship/sexual identity crises have been around for a while. They’ve acquired the status of scam classics so that any addition to the Teen Queen and King’s online Love Saga is now likely to evoke tender nostalgia among online voyeurs. What on earth have they done this time according to scammy reports? As always, J&S...

Commercial Billing Company WHMCS Attacked by Hackers

Commercial billing company WHMCS had its website taken offline due to an attack lead by hacker group UGNazi , or Underground Nazi,  through a social engineering scheme. Contacting the company’s hosting firm and impersonating a WHMCS employee, the hackers were able to correctly answer all security verification questions and access the company’s client account. Changing the contact email address and requestin...

NASA Exposed Due to SSL Certificate Hack

A group of Iranian hackers known as the 'Cyber Warriors Team' hacked NASA’s SSL digital certificate, exposing information from thousands of NASA researchers. By using a HTTPS protocol scanner, hackers were able to find a vulnerability in NASA’s website and gained control over the certificate, which lead to the exposure of classified user information, emails and accounts. “This message is not Warning . This...

Hotel Malware Expects Big Tips When You Check In

After a long trip, you’ve arrived at the hotel. Ready to put stressful assignments aside, you lounge in the room. Little do you know that a cyber-tourist silently checks in too ... And it’s someone who can get a humongous tip without offering a single service. We tend to be relaxed when we’re in a hotel, especially on vacation. We feel more protected. Cameras are all over, guards and receptionists smile, an...

Prepare for a Black Hole in the Internet – Fix Your PC before July 9th

In November 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigations took over a series of DNS servers that had been used by cyber-criminals to redirect users’ traffic to potentially risky locations they control. However, as disruption of the DNS system has a huge impact on the way PCs communicate over the Internet, the Bureau substituted the rogue DNS servers with valid ones to keep resolving internet names. This will e...

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