Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

Bitdefender’s Pick. The Digital Dilemma: How new technologies can jeopardize the movies

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 ...

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

No More PORN?! 7 Type of Valentine’s Scams to Avoid this Year

Pornography is no longer scammers’ favorite bait! After analyzing a wave of scams spreading worldwide before the Valentine’s Day celebration, Bitdefender researchers have found tha ...

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

Banking Trojan Lurking Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

A massive spam wave is installing banking Trojan Dyreza on tens of thousands of computers to steal sensitive financial data from unsuspecting customers, Bitdefender malware analyst ...

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Facebook Tag Scam Spreads like Wildfire, New Tactics Emerge

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the re-emergence of tag scams on Facebook. What seemed to be a basic worm at that time turned into inspiration for multiple cyber-criminal gangs. This ...

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

A spam campaign delivering CTB Locker is targeting employees from French companies, Bitdefender researchers found. The  spam e-mails  carry an attachment,a .cab file and a message ...

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Facebook Tag Scams are Back with Malicious Payload

Bad week-end for Facebook users: a malicious tagging campaign ended up infecting at least 5 thousand computer users with a backdoor. This three-day campaign has been actively mirro ...

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Win a MacBook Air with Bitdefender #hugamac

Here’s your chance to win a brand new 13” MacBook Air by just posting a selfie with your current Mac, followed by the hashtag #hugamac. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and even Inst ...

SpexSec and Zer0Pwn Hacking Spree – Government Institutions Targeted

The two hacking groups have separately breached two government institutions from Louisiana and Tennessee, spilling classified data onto the internet. SpexSec broke into a Tennessee Government Institution and published passport and visa information of over 200 people suspected of terrorism on Pastebin. The group claims more detailed information could have been published, but it would have taken too long to p...

Social Scam Targets East Europeans with Relatives Abroad

Some 45 million citizens of Russia and other former Soviet nations are vulnerable to an ingenious social engineering scam that exploits a flaw in the settings of social networking platform Odnoklassniki. As the platform allows creation of multiple accounts with the same e-mail address, crooks clone Odnoklassniki accounts and send private messages to contacts listed as family, requesting money in the name of...

Fresh Foursquare “Friend Request” Spam Leads to Viagra Fraud

Social network named Foursquare, which has just celebrated its 2-year anniversary with a user base of 20 million, has apparently come of age in the scam world as well. How is it to order some Viagra, send money and never receive the products? Scammers have honed this trick elsewhere, but now pharmacy fraud has found its way to the location-based social networking platform. This is one of the first scams spo...

Anonymous Attacks VoxAnon After Internal Feud

The IRC platform VoxAnon.org, founded to foster conversation among members of Anonymous, was taken offline today in an attack claimed by Anonymous itself, as the infamous hacking group apparently continues to struggle with internal strife. Since splitting from Anonymous because they disagreed with its current selection of chat networks, VoxAnon was under several heavy attacks, culminating in the latest assa...

MySQL, MariaDB Flaw Allows Root Access with Wrong Passwords

A critical vulnerability in the MySQL and MariaDB database servers allows attackers to gain root access with wrong passwords - if they are persistent enough. This flaw affects one of the most popular database systems in the world and can result in significant data loss when successfully exploited. To add insult to injury, the exploitation technique is a no-brainer, as all the attacker has to do is keep tryi...

UK Laws to Unmask the Identity of Internet Bullies

The UK Government will amend the Defamation Bill to make websites disclose the identity of people who post offensive messages online. Their identification will be possible without costly, time-consuming legal trials. Websites will be asked to cooperate and give away the identity of vicious commenters who choose to anonymously insult and denigrate others by trolling articles on various sites. That means vict...

LinkedIn Password Change Notification Randomly Sent to Previous Employers

After the leak of roughly 6.5 million hashed passwords last week and the failed “mandatory password update for the affected accounts”, LinkedIn’s password reset confirmation e-mail has backfired by disclosing the reset to victims’ previous employers. The password-reset confirmation appears to be randomly sent to a number of e-mail addresses the user is likely connected with. Based on our observations, these...

Iran Wants US to Put the Finger on Its Oil Ministry Hackers

Iranian Police say they have traced the attackers of the oil plant computers back in US and now expect American authorities to disclose the identities of the IPs, so Iran can sue them for sabotage. The case was pursued by the Iranian foreign ministry and the Interpol. “2 American IPs were identified in the (cyber) attack against the oil ministry,” said Seyed Kamal Hadianfar , Head of Information Production...

Hackers Exploit League of Legends Vulnerability; 11 Passwords Shared by 10,000 Players Each

League of Legends found some of its EU West and EU Nordic and East databases were illegally accessed with some player account information ending up in hackers’ hands, according to an official security warning posted by Marc Merill and by Brandon Beck, co-founders of Riot Games. According to the same post, password complexity appears to be a main cause of the incident. Although the company encrypts users’ pa...

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...

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