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 ...

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Bad week-end for Facebook users: a malicious tagging campaign ended up infecting at least 5 thousand computer users with a backdoor. This three-day campaign has been actively mirro ...

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Here’s your chance to win a brand new 13” MacBook Air by just posting a selfie with your current Mac, followed by the hashtag #hugamac. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and even Inst ...

Cyber Gang Arrested for Making Bogus Doctors, Architects

A Chinese cyber gang was arrested for gaining over £30 million by selling bogus degrees and certificates in fields such as medicine, financial services, or architecture obtained after hacking governmental web sites, according to China Daily. Police searched across 12 provinces, and arrested 165 people who allegedly attacked 185 government sites. More than 30,000 people are also suspected of paying up to £1,...

One in Six Sex Offenders Lives Double Life on the Internet, Study Finds

One in six convicted US sex offenders lives a double life on the Internet to stay undetected after prison, according to a study by Utica College. Preliminary results showed more than 16 percent of sexual predators use elaborate online techniques to escape Police tracking. Other methods to avoid monitoring on the Internet include using multiple aliases, social security numbers, and dates of birth. They also...

Bogus Android Battery App Steals Phone Numbers and Emails

A Trojan that steals contact details from Android-running devices was spotted with a bogus battery optimization app. Luring users with the promise of increased battery performance upon installation, the Trojan covertly scans address books and broadcasts phone numbers and email addresses to an attacker-controlled domain. After sending all contact details, it displays an image with a GONE visibility state, fo...

Japan’s Finance Ministry Spied On by Trojan for Two Years

Japan’s Finance Ministry recently discovered a data-leaking Trojan on its computers that has been running for almost two years. During a security sweep of their network infrastructure, a third-party security firm found the Trojan and notified the institution. Of the 2,000 computers checked, 123 were infected with the Trojan that appeared to be present since January 2010. The Finance Ministry said no taxpaye...

Anonymous Could Expose More Than 600K IPS Customer Details

Anonymous recently launched Operation Australia with a plan to target major websites and reveal confidential data that would expose more than 600K of customer data of a major local Internet Service Provider. Anonymous said it will leak more than 40GB of data and promised that no individuals’ personal details will be compromised. The hacktivists recently said that “something big” will go down soon and the ex...

Intuit Withdrawals on the Malware and ID Theft Champs-Élysées

Bogus funds withdrawal mails claiming to be from financial software company Intuit seek to steal users’ identity, infecting them with malware. The Intuit spam wave began a few days ago with most e-mails coming from a fake support address of the software provider, subjects containing the words “payroll processing” in one form or another, and various bogus senders. “Dear XXXX@.net, we obtained your payroll on...

Hacking Hardware for Less than $50 Can Open 4 Million Hotel Rooms

A security flaw in keycard door locks from Onity could trouble the sleep of more than 4 million hotel guests around the world. According to a demonstration by 24-year old security researcher Cody Brocious in a BlackHat pre-briefing, the electronic part of the Onity locking system can be easily tricked into opening the door for unauthorized users through the 5-volt DC port it exposes. Even though the keycard...

Microsoft Upgrades Skype with Eavesdropping ‘Features’

After acquiring Skype for roughly 8.5 billion dollars, Microsoft’s update to the service’s architecture could reportedly make in-call eavesdropping much easier. Image credit: Skype With Voice-over-IP taking the lion’s share of web-based communication, it’s reasonable to assume the information carried by Skype would be of great importance for government agencies. However, its decentralized, peer-to-peer arch...

“Cyber Bandit” Zubakha Nabbed for Credit Card Theft and Amazon Attacks

The 25 year-old Moscow resident Zubakha was arrested in Cyprus based on an international warrant, according to a press release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office. Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha is accused of having conspired to and intentionally caused damage to a protected computer resulting in the loss of more than $5,000. “ZUBAKHA is also charged with possession of 15 or more unauthorized access dev...

Rookie Phishing Attempt Hits Black Hat Attendees; 7,500 Participants Targeted

A password reset e-mail apparently sent by a Black Hat volunteer reached the inbox of approximately 7,500 security experts in what appears to be a very basic attempt to collect their usernames and passwords. The maladroit, yet malicious message actually claimed to provide recipients with new credentials they had allegedly requested. As the sender appeared to have forgotten to include the data proper, it was...

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