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 ...

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...

OMG!!! Where is Malwarecity?

Disturbing reports about the disappearance of the Bitdefender tech bloggie hub wreak havoc, BUT security news gets way hotter (while keeping most of its clothes on. What happened here? Quite a lot, you’ll see. Prepare for a lot of security flavored goodies packed tightly in a yummy blog format, with and a humorous cherry on top.  Ladies and gents, exit a glorious tech-savvy Malwarecity and enter fresh, hip...

Spam Becomes Leaner, More Targeted, for Mother’s Day

Spam messages and their related scams have dropped ahead of Mother’s Day this year, but gift givers – and their mothers – are far from safe. While spam campaigns are shedding the emphasis on mass numbers, crooks are aiming for greater efficiency Spam campaigns that emerge around Mother’s Day and other holidays may not overwhelm inboxes like they used to since spam dropped a whopping 30 percent overall in th...

Android Malware Report – April 2012

Continuing on the same trend that we’ve noticed in our Q1 2012 E-Threat Landscape Report, the top Android malware detections have remained the same. Except for some new (app)aritions that have made their way into our chart, the number one threat still remains Android.Trojan.FakeDoc.A (most commonly known as “Battery Doctor”), followed up by the “Rage Against the Cage” exploit (aka “Android.Exploit.RATC.A”)....

Top Five Stupid Ways Spammers Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Spammers invest a great deal of time and money in the business of bothering of other people. They rent e-mail lists from other spammers, pay for spam templates, and face other costs. While spammers collectively cost businesses billions of dollars per year in lost productivity, they do actually have to outlay some cash for it. And that’s all the more reason for the honest citizens of the world to feel a litt...

Want to make $91,546.76 a month? There’s an app for that!

Get-rich-quick scams have been heavily flogged on the internet for years - they’re a great source of cash for those who sell them. However, as public awareness increased and antivirus vendors moved quicker to block fraud from the cloud, scammers have taken the easy route: disposable websites offering small applications allegedly incredible money-earning opportunities. Once downloaded and installed, though,...

Social Networks Bitten by the Same Scam Bug(s)

New social networks face classic scams, boundaries between platforms blur Pinterest’s public acknowledgement that it is “not immune to challenges faced by sites across the web including spam and phishing” raises the question of whether online social startups can and will learn from their predecessors’ troubles. Two directions are worth exploring here: baits and sharing mechanisms. Social scams exploit human...

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