Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Machine Learning Technologies Make the Internet More Secure

Asimov’s positronic brain may still be just literature for now, but artificial intelligence is already making the difference in computer security technologies. Bitdefender 2015, cr ...

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

A new spam wave has hit hundreds of mailboxes with malicious .chm attachments to spread the infamous Cryptowall ransomware, malware researchers from Bitdefender Labs found. Interes ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

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 ...

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

Pornography is no longer scammers’ favorite bait! After analyzing a wave of scams spreading worldwide before the Valentine’s Day celebration, Bitdefender researchers have found tha ...

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

A massive spam wave is installing banking Trojan Dyreza on tens of thousands of computers to steal sensitive financial data from unsuspecting customers, Bitdefender malware analyst ...

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the re-emergence of tag scams on Facebook. What seemed to be a basic worm at that time turned into inspiration for multiple cyber-criminal gangs. This ...

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

A spam campaign delivering CTB Locker is targeting employees from French companies, Bitdefender researchers found. The  spam e-mails  carry an attachment,a .cab file and a message ...

Indian Government Sets Temporary SMS Ban to Fight Muslim Violence Rumors

In an attempt to halt a wave of hatred-inducing rumors sweeping the country, Indian ISPs have been officially requested to temporarily prevent users from sending out bulk SMSes and to block access to specific websites, as reported by pcworld. The measure comes as a reaction to workers stationed in the Northeastern area of the country rushing home after receiving short messages on their mobile phones about a...

Pussy Riot Guilty Verdict Triggers DDos Attack against Russia Today; WikiLeaks Cries Censorship Attempt

Operation of the Russia Today website was disrupted several times on Friday due to a heavy DDoS attack perpetrated by an anti-Wikileaks group, as reported by The Register. It was initially suspected that the attack was motivated by the group’s discontent with the Russian channel’s overt support for the Putin regime and for Julian Assange.  A tweet launched by the attackers set the record straight. “Yes. We...

Top 10 Funniest Spam Images

Some spammers like us to enjoy a good laugh while they flood our inboxes with billions of unsolicited messages daily. They scour web sites of funny and trending pictures in the hopes of finding the right image to make us read their grammatically-challenged e-mails.   Bitdefender Labs has stumbled upon an increasing number of funny and weird images spreading through spam e-mails worldwide lately. Though posi...

Reuters Hacked Again, Saudi Minister “Dies” in Phony Blog Post

Hackers breached Reuters News’ blogging platform and a phony message claiming Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was illicitly posted, Reuters said. “Reuters did not report the false story and the post was immediately deleted,” Barb Burg, director of global communications at Reuters News, said in a statement. “We are working to address the problem.” This is the second time this m...

Syrian Dissidents Infected with Malware from Bogus Anti-Hacking Tool

Pro-government hackers allegedly targeted Syrian opposition with a fake anti-hacking tool that installed spyware on their computers, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The watchdog group warns that, as violence across Syria skyrockets, activists are targeted by AntiHacker, a phony security tool promising to provide “Auto-Protect & Auto-Detect & Security & Quick scan and analysing.”...

Microsoft and New York City Design Software to Fight Terrorism, Prevent Crime

The City of New York and Microsoft have cooperated to create software to prevent crimes and counter terrorism actions in real time. DAS (Domain Awareness System), which gathers information from security cameras, 911 calls, and crime reports, is equipped with a graphical interface to make it easier for police officers to access stats and monitor alerts. Future DAS sales will earn the City of New York a 30% c...

CopBook – Australia’s New South Wales Develops Social Network for Law Enforcement

The Australian state of New South Wales is developing a social networking platform for police, enabling officers to exchange ideas and write wiki’s on various topics. Although it has no allocated budget, willing law enforcers are encouraged to participate and contribute with creative ideas. “The organisation’s ITC department, Business and Technology Services (BTS) recently ran a short-term trial of an Innov...

Android Mobile Malware Report – July 2012

The mid-summer mobile malware report reveals not only that Android malware developers are interested in making money, but also that most threats we’ve dealt with are still going strong. For three months, we’ve been talking about the steady growth of adware-bundled apps. Now we’ve seen the percentage spike to 77.34% of the total of Android malware detections. This all-time high represents the total amount of...

Webcam Asks Facebook Who You Are to See What Can Lure You

Forget tinfoil hats and cameras installed by “the Gov’t” on the streets – if you’re living in Nashville, Tennessee, chances are your mug-shot is compared against Facebook’s zillion-image database to fix your daily dose of discounts. According to a video produced by a Nashville-based advertising agency, shops, coffeehouses, bars and restaurants can now use the Facedeals camera to recognize customers and offe...

Bug in Premium-Rate Fortune Telling Service Signs any Mobile User Up

If you’re into fortune telling, here’s next week’s prediction: extra charges on your mobile phone bill, provided that you shared your number with the wrong person. Mobile phone user Mark Hole made an unexpected discovery when looking into an unexplained weekly charge on the phone bill of the mobile phones linked to his business. The charge, made in the name of Buongiorno – the maker of a premium rate fortun...

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