Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus softw ...

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

‘Facebook at Work’ Could Increase Security Risks

The ‘Facebook at Work’ project could raise even more security and privacy issues than the regular social network, according to Bitdefender security experts. The antivirus software ...

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

Free Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC Goes Online; Reclaim Your Computers Now

The free Adware Removal Tool for PC is now online. Bitdefender officially released today the application that helps users get rid of annoying software, according to a press release ...

Anyone Can Fall Victim to Facebook Scams; Top 5 Bait Categories in Last 2 Years

Anyone Can Fall Victim to Facebook Scams; Top 5 Bait Categories in Last 2 Years

Anyone could fall victim to Facebook scams, such as the classic “guess who viewed your profile” scam and others, Bitdefender behavior analysts warn. A two-year study by the antivir ...

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 ...

India to Exercise Cyber Muscle

The Indian government plans to strengthen its cyber protection measures and appoint specific agencies to be prepared to carry out cyber attacks on other countries, according to unofficial sources cited by The Times of India. The two government bodies in charge of potential cyber offensives are the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and National Technical Research Organization (NTRO), while other agencies wou...

Australia Presents Customized Security Standard for .au TLD

The .au Domain Administration (auDA) proposed new criteria for domain-name registration meant to make Australian domain registries more secure. Industry Advisory Panel has drafted auDa Information Security Standard (ISS) to help "registrars to manage and improve the security of their own businesses in a way that also protects the integrity and stability of the .au domain space". [caption id="attachment_2274...

Last.FM Users Told to Change Passwords at Once

Popular music streaming site Last.fm urged its users to change their passwords immediately due to a possible database leak under investigation. In a security advisory, Last.fm provides users with two links - one to the log in and another to the reset pages - where people can change passwords directly on and from the site. This will protect Last.fm users from falling victim to spam or phishing attempts. [cap...

2012 Olympics Scam May Lead Facebook Users to Malware

With so many people yearning after an Olympics ticket these days, criminal masterminds are working overtime on Facebook scams to lure people to malicious websites. 1 ticket, 2 tickets, 3 tickets… Seeing the 2012 London Olympics for free seems easier than counting sheep. A fresh scam is making rounds on Facebook, tempting users with fake Olympics tickets. The eventjacking masquerade may lead to malware, as t...

Dating Site eHarmony Confirms Password Breach Similar to LinkedIn’s

After the massive LinkedIn password breach, dating site eHarmony confirmed a smaller attack on its users. Around 1.5 million passwords were allegedly released on InsidePro, the same Russian forum that recently published LinkedIn hashes. “After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected,” said Becky Teraoka, the website’s representat...

Hackers Jailed for £26.9 Million Credit Card Fraud

Two “one-stop shop” hackers were sentenced in the UK for credit card fraud totalling more than £26.9 million.  According to Serious Organised Crime Agency officers, the actual loss is likely to be a lot more. The two cyber criminals provided various services to bank fraudsters and were sentenced to almost 3, and, respectively, 2 years in prison. Under the moniker of ‘t0pp8uzz’, Jay Moore set up the ‘Freshsh...

6.5 Million LinkedIn Hashed Passwords Exposed. Change Your Login Credentials Now!

A password list with roughly 6.5 million hashes that are apparently associated with user accounts of professional social network LinkedIn has shown up earlier today on cracking forums in Russia. Today's leak demonstrates once again that any data breach may have unpredictable effects on both users and the services they have signed up for. Fortunately for the compromised accounts, the 118-megabyte archive lea...

Android Malware Report – May 2012

With spring in its final days, it’s time to look at some of the freshly planted creepy crawlies that be awaiting harvest on our Android phones. A look at Android malware stats for the month of May show some new threats creeping up in our pie chart as well as some old  pests, such as Android.Trojan.FakeDoc.A, Android.Exploit.RATC.A, and Android.Exploit.GingerBreak.A. The newest contender to first place is An...

IPv6 Is Here. Ready to Embrace it?

Today’s massive transition to the (not so) new IPv6 marks a milestone in the evolution of the Internet – probably the most significant step since its inception. The Internet has suddenly become a larger place, with enough room to accommodate your home PC, your TV set, your laptop, your other laptop, your tablet, your cellphone, your dog and your dog’s cellphone. But how does this expansion – the size of the...

Facebook Issues Warnings to DNSChanger Victims

Jumping on board with the DNSChanger Working Group, Facebook began notifying users infected with DNSChanger via a warning message saying, “Your computer or network might be infected”. The rogue DNSChanger servers will permanently shut down on July 9 2012, meaning users have only a month to scan their PCs for faulty DNS settings and possibly prevent being cut off from the internet. "Facebook's Product Securi...

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