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 ...

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

Russian Hackers Promise Anti-Government Software, Deliver Kelihos Trojan Instead, Bitdefender Warns

A self-proclaimed hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, a ...

Cyber Criminals Targeting Small, Medium Businesses Due to Lower Security

Cyber criminals are deliberately targeting small and medium businesses because lower security measures make them easier to breach. While large companies can afford to invest in state of the art security systems, small business are often exposed to hacking attacks because of their inability to invest in such assets. A study conducted in collaboration with law enforcement agencies around the world has reveale...

Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Phishing Conviction

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 26-year old Nichole Michelle Merzi from California, who was convicted of participating in a phishing scheme. As part of an official U.S.-Egyptian operation codenamed Operation Phish Phry, the woman has been identified as a member of a Los Angeles cyber-gang that caused more than $1 million in bank frauds. The six-week trial for Nichole Michelle Merzi’s conviction...

Top 5 Hottest Security Lawsuits So Far This Year

Hacking, spamming, ID theft, privacy, and piracy issues. The year started well for specialized law firms, but not so good for the defendants. In the first quarter of the year, there were several security cases that created waves in the public opinion. HotforSecurity made a list of the hottest most interesting recently filed lawsuits.  1.    Microsoft co-founder victim of ID theft Is it OK to rob from a guy...

Exchange Site Bitcoinica Hacked, US$90,000 Stolen

Bitcoins valued at 90,000 dollars were stolen in a security breach at Bitcoin exchange site Bitcoinica, according to a site representative. Hackers compromised one of the team members’ email servers and then hijacked 18,547 Bitcoins from the online wallet. The company has suspended operations to focus on the investigation. In the attack last Friday, the database was most likely compromised. This included in...

Cloud Computing Security Boosts Productivity, Cuts Worrry, Study Shows

Small and midsize businesses using the cloud waste less time and money, a recent Microsoft research shows. According to the study conducted in five U.S. areas, these companies gain significant security benefits, including increased protection against e-threats. The study shows that 35 percent of American companies have experienced higher levels of security since moving to the cloud. In addition, 32 percent...

Fake Market Serves All-You-Can-Eat Android Malware

Third-party Android markets have traditionally been the main source of infection since the Android boom, as they are less strict than the genuine Play when it comes to bouncing malware. If alternative Android markets have a couple of potentially dangerous applications, today’s catch is an Android market that only serves malware. Dressed up to perfectly imitate the genuine Google Play, this rogue repository...

Anonymous’ Commander X Claims Access to Every Classified Database in the US Government

“It’s a matter of when we leak the contents of those databases, not if. You know how we got access? We didn’t hack them. The access was given to us by the people who run the systems. The five-star general (and) the Secretary of Defence who sit in the cushy plush offices at the top of the Pentagon don’t run anything anymore”, said Cristopher Doyon, a.k.a Commander X, in an exclusive interview for National Po...

Translating Spamglish: Are All Spammers Grammatically-Challenged?

Spammers send almost 300 billion messages a day combined, mostly in English. That’s more than 90 percent of the world’s e-mail traffic. It costs billions of dollars a year in lost productivity, annoys hundreds of millions of people, and seriously harms some of those who fall into the trap. It also means that the vast majority of the world’s e-mail is a babbling, eye-crossing, head-scratching mess of near-ra...

Cyber Criminals Stole a Combined Half a Billion Dollars in 2011

Last year, almost half a billion dollars were lost because of online criminal activity, and 300,000 complaints were addressed to the FBI. According to the newly released Internet Crime Report, last year’s complaints increased over 2010 with 3.4 percent. The most common scams included FBI-related schemes in which a criminal poses as the FBI to defraud victims, identity theft, and advance-fee fraud. “This rep...

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