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 ...

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...

Malware-Bundled Spam Run Keeps Your Boss in Carbon-Copy

When it comes to spam, cyber-crooks have always shown new and creative ways to dupe the unwary. From fake Facebook reset passwords and curriculum vitae suggestions to naked pictures with one’s teenage girl, one might think they've seen it all. Today’s spam run comes disguised as a notification about an undeliverable parcel sent through DHL. Visually, the message has everything to really make the user believ...

Android Con Ends in £50,000 Fine for Premium Rate Number Provider

PhonepayPlus, UK’s telephone services regulator, fined A1 Agregator Limited £50,000 for enabling the premium rate payment system that allowed perpetrators to steal from innocent smart phone users. Google Play, former known as Android Market, was flooded with malicious applications guised as popular game brands such as Assassins Creed, Cut the Rope or Angry Birds at the end of last year. Advertised as free,...

O-Day Exploit May Cause WHMCS More Security Trouble

WHMCS, whose customers had their usernames, passwords and credit card numbers made public early this week as a result of a breach, may face further security problems, according to security journalist Brian Krebs. A malicious tool called WHMCS 0-Day started popping up on underground forums a couple of months ago where cyber-criminals buy and sell tools and technologies they use. This tool appears to automati...

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...

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