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 ...

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...

Mobile Data of British Suspects to Be “Arrested”

Law enforcement has quite an arsenal to access personal data to chase suspects, but installing remote access Trojans to pry on users’ online activity or simply sending a subpoena to the ISP is so out of fashion. According to the official announcement issued by Radio Tactics, a company that specializes in forensic software, 16 London boroughs have been equipped with the ACESO mobile device data extraction so...

Company Connects Your Toaster, Blender to the Internet for $25

Total connectivity with household appliances is a goal that only the tech-savvy or the inhabitants of futuristic houses have managed to achieve so far, but start-up Electric Imp promises to deliver it to the masses for about $25 per device. Founded by former iPhone engineering manager Hugo Fiennes, ex-Gmail designer Kevin Fox, and firmware designer Peter Hartley, the startup aims at bringing Internet connec...

Top 5: Corporate Losses Due to Hacking

Last year wasn’t called “The Year of the Hack” for nothing. Companies lost untold sums of money because of cyber attacks. In 2012, businesses still face many online threats and continue to be exploited because of lax security measures. Hackers targeted major companies including Sony, RSA Security, and Citigroup, but also governmental websites and smaller firms. Many companies could have prevented the attack...

Man Gets Convicted for Hijacking Facebook Account

21 year-old Gareth Crosskey has been sentenced to 12 months in jail after logging into a Facebook account without authorization. The sentence, pronounced yesterday at the Southwark Crown Court in the UK, concludes an investigation started in mid-July by the Metropolitan Police Service's Police Central e-Crime Unit. Crosskey accessed the Facebook and the private e-mail account of a US-based individual on Jan...

Wi-Fi-Based Localization Not that Invasive, Tracking Company Claims

Mobile marketing is nothing new, given that SMS advertising and Bluetooth proximity broadcasts have been around for years, but tracking companies still have great plans for handset owners. A new startup called Euclid Elements plans to track retail shoppers by monitoring the MAC addresses their Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones broadcast usually and identify returning customers while keeping their privacy a priority...

Turn Blind Eyes to Remove Timeline Scams

Get your [colors of the rainbow] Facebook and its kin back in business, parallel legitimate “Timeline removal” movement just a matter of perspective Ever since the Timeline entered the social media scene, plenty of angry voices clamored for their Old Facebook in high pitched diatribes against the blasphemous Facebook account makeovers. Scammers exploited protesters’ arduous cries and went about their busine...

Battery Saving Apps for Android Devices

Smartphone battery life is a sensitive issue when OEM manufacturers start throwing hardware specs at customers, because the number of hours your device is juiced up often depends on personal usage rather than overall benchmark tests. Having a state of the art smartphone doesn’t mean it’ll stay powered up for days. It actually may mean that it comes with a lot more features to drain your battery. From tablet...

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...

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