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 ...

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...

China Criticizes US Cyber Spy Allegations

Beijing authorities comment on the US report that accuses the Chinese military of cyber espionage. The Communist Party representatives expressed “firm opposition” to the document, saying it misrepresents China's development in the field. “China's justified and normal military development”  had been unjustly criticized in the U.S. in irresponsible remarks, said Hong Lei, a Foreign Ministry spokesman. “So lon...

Bureau of Justice Hacked, With 1.7GB of Data Leaked on Torrents

Anonymous has allegedly attacked the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, posting 1.7GB of information as a torrent on The Pirate Bay. The hacktivist group uploaded a file claiming it contained lots of personal data.  “Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things such as internal emails, and the entire database dump,” the alleged hackers said. “We Lulzed as they took the website down after bein...

Spam with Malicious Attachments Rising

While the volume of spam messages is falling, the number of messages containing malicious attachments increased, meaning that spam is growing more dangerous even as it becomes less prevalent , according to a Bitdefender study. The number of malicious attachments in January of this year rose 4 percent from the same period of last year, even as the overall number of spam messages sent dropped by more than 16...

Security Don’ts: Patient Data Faxed to the Wrong Number for Months

The Information Commissioner’s Office slapped a London Community Healthcare trust with a £90,000 fine after it was found guilty of faxing confidential patient’s data to the wrong number for months. The breach was discovered in March when patient lists from the Pembridge Palliative Care Unit, intended for St John’s Hospice, were faxed to the wrong number. The process went on for three months, in which 45 fax...

Anon May Shoot Down Indian Government Web Site

#Opindia has just launched a “FIRE FIRE FIRE” tweet apparently directed at the Indian Parliament web site. This announcement comes only one day after Anonymous allegedly engaged in an internet censorship protest movement by taking down the web site of Computer Emergency Response Team, the major Indian agency designed to respond to computer security incidents. "We aren't harming the websites or changing thei...

Bogus Facebook App Leads to Potential Android Malware

The potential path to having your mobile infected with malware has just taken a tricky turn, as we’ve detected bogus Facebook apps that illegitimately redirect mobile traffic towards Android apps. Two legitimate apps like “Lista de Verificación del Amante Ideal” and “Lista de Verificare pentru Iubit(a)” (that’s Spanish and Romanian for “Girlfriend Checklist”) have been duplicated and used to promote Android...

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