Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

Bitdefender’s Pick. Father of Linux Turns 45 This Month

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 ...

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Hackers Grab Yahoo Credentials through Mail Activity Reports Campaign

Yahoo users are being targeted by a new phishing campaign that helps hackers grab their credentials and hijack accounts. Bitdefender was already blocking the malicious URLs spreadi ...

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

How Could Hacker Grinch Steal Your Christmas: Five Security Scenarios to Avoid

We hate to sound gloomy before the holidays, but Christmas not only brings joy and presents. It comes with increasing cyber-crime activity as well, as Hacker Grinch prepares new sc ...

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

Bitdefender’s Pick. Computer Security Day Recalls Infamous Virus to Caution Users

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 ...

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 ...

Bredolab Botnet Operator Gets Jail Time in Armenia

Georgy Avanesov, the 27-year-old bot herder responsible for infecting more than 30 million PCs, has been sentenced to four years in prison on charges of creating and spreading the Bredolab virus. The malware operations lead to the infection of an estimated 30 million computers around the world between March 2009 and October 2010. The sensitive information (such as e-banking usernames and passwords, document...

Sex & Horror Scams Served Piñata Style

Facebook scams based on promised revelations about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s relationship/sexual identity crises have been around for a while. They’ve acquired the status of scam classics so that any addition to the Teen Queen and King’s online Love Saga is now likely to evoke tender nostalgia among online voyeurs. What on earth have they done this time according to scammy reports? As always, J&S...

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...

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